Inspiring communities to protect kea, New Zealand's unique mountain parrot
Volunteers are a vital part of the Kea Conservation Trust. All our trustees, specialist advisors and operational committee members are volunteers, freely giving their time each month to ensure the smooth running of the Trust.
Volunteers are vital
Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, providing a range of skills, for varying degrees of time. Volunteers can be flexible with both their input type and time either helping on a one- off basis (to help with a particular task or project) or providing on-going support for as little or as long as they are able.
This page provides information on how you can become a volunteer as well as shows some of our present volunteers at work.
Options For Volunteering
Would you like to get to know other people in the Kea Conservation Trust, while at the same time making a difference to how we run? Do you have a hidden talent you would like to share with us, or do you have access to equipment or resources that we could use from time to time?
We are always on the look out for people who can help us out, and we promise we’ll make the whole experience fun and rewarding!
You can choose how you would like to get involved based on the time, skills and energy you have available.
Check out the gallery below to see a few of our volunteers at work; fundraising, helping out with field research, recording sightings, supporting our personnel, coordinating events and groups in their area, raising awareness or helping out with threat mitigation.
This is what Volunteering looks like