Volunteers

This page provides brief information about opportunities for volunteers in the Tasman District.

Significant Contribution

Volunteers contribute significantly to many community organisations, community-run events as well some Council-run events and activities. The time, energy and skills they donate help make the Tasman District the special place it is.

In the Nelson Tasman region last year approximately 3,000,000 hours were volunteered - without this support many of the services and facilities that we all take for granted could not be provided.

Want to Volunteer?

There are a variety of volunteer groups that you could work with. The Council works with several of these groups on local projects.

  • DOC conservation - volunteer events
  • Native Bird Recovery Richmond
  • Nelson Mountain Bike Club
  • Nelson Trails
  • Nelson Triathlon
  • Rough Island Equestrian Park Board
  • Friends of Flora
  • Keep Richmond Beautiful
  • The Waimea Inlet Forum
  • Friends of Cobb
  • Richmond Hills: Native Bird Recovery Richmond
  • Birdlife On the Grampians (BLOG)
  • Will’s Gully Group: Richmond Hills
  • Pearl Creek Restoration Project
  • Rabbit Island Trapping Group

Why Volunteer?

You might want to meet new people and socialise, gain some work-related experience or give your experience and skills back to the community. Either way, it's a win-win situation; both you and the community benefit.

The great thing about volunteering is that you can do as much, or as little, as suits you, and everybody can make a positive contribution.

More reasons to volunteer:

  • Develop new and existing skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Network in your community
  • Have fun
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Improve your English language skills
  • Make a valuable contribution to your community

More Information

The Community Relations team is happy to provide information about volunteer groups.

Email communityrelations@tasman.govt.nz for more information.

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