This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer on a casual basis or just once.
Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project (https://www.grovetown.co.nz/) is a community project connecting all sorts of people working steadily to restore a very special freshwater wetland so everyone can enjoy a shady rest, walk, picnic, kayak and relish the serenity of this sanctuary (and the hundreds of birds that live there!).
On the second Sunday of every month, Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project hosts a working bee starting at 9:30am and finish at 12 noon, (often followed by a sausage sizzle and cuppa as a welcome reward). Volunteers will enjoy a couple of hours in a beautiful spot, learning new skills, and meeting a fabulous group of people! A range of jobs are available and full training is provided!
2022 working bee dates:
⋅ 13th February
⋅ 13th March,
⋅ 10th April,
⋅ 8th May,
⋅ 12th June,
⋅ 10th July,
⋅ 14th August,
⋅ 11th September,
⋅ 9th October,
⋅ 13th November.
The goal of these working bees, as with the regular Wednesday sessions, is to enhance the habitat for fish and bird life by:
⋅ planting trees,
⋅ tending the trees that have previously been planted,
⋅ and any jobs that are required for the continued conservation and recreation operation of the area.
Volunteers of any age are welcome to apply. However, volunteers under 16 should be accompanied by an adult, at least for the first few sessions.
To see where Grovetown Lagoon is on Google Maps, click here: https://goo.gl/maps/hhCEQNge9a8H1eFe9
Grovetown Lagoon also have a Wednesday group. For more info or to apply: https://volunteermarlborough.org.nz/volunteer/positions/1102/wetland-warriors
Please bring a hat, sunscreen, safe footwear, and a water bottle.
You are welcome to bring your own tools but this is not necessary.
During Level Red, volunteers will need to show a vaccine pass at these working bees as there may be more that 25 people on site.
Volunteers meet at 9:30 for 2 to 2.5 hours.
You are welcome to volunteer once, several times, or at every working bee; YOU CHOOSE.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.