Become a kaitiaki/guardian and help DOC rangers and community groups look after our beautiful taonga/treasures around the Eastern Bay of Plenty area.


Rangers from the Whakatāne district invite you to join our monthly volunteer days. The activities and the location will vary from month to month.

As well as helping out DOC rangers and community groups, you'll also get to learn about the history of the project area, go on a walk, or even catch a glimpse of some of the amazing wildlife.

When and where

Once a month: Dates TBC

Locations vary and include:Tauwhare Pā, Matata Lagoon Loop Track, Fairbrother Loop Track, White Pine Bush Track.

Transport may be provided - check with the office.

What work to expect

  • Using machete/loppers to trim any low hanging branches/vines or encroaching.
  • Rubbish collection.
  • Removing any debris from tracks.
  • Garden maintenance.

Who should apply

You need:

  • medium fitness – can walk over even terrain carrying tools
  • to be enthusiastic and keen to learn.

What to bring

  • Food for lunch
  • Water bottle or camel pack
  • Sun hat, raincoat
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Good footwear (boots preferred)
  • Backpack

DOC will provide

  • Safety Hi-vis vest
  • Gloves and eye-wear if required
  • Hand tools
  • Drinking water and a snack
  • First-aid kit

How to apply

Complete the online form or contact Marc Camburn.


If you have any questions, contact:

Marc Camburn, Supervisor
Phone: +64 27 2136065

Visit our DOC Bay of Plenty Facebook page

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