Can you help check traps in a local park or walkway? Or lead the efforts in your neighbourhood? We'd love to hear from you.

We’re always looking for keen locals to help lead the community efforts and get more people involved in the project.

Are you keen to check traps in a public park or reserve? Maybe you’d like to help run your suburb’s Restore Facebook page.

There is no set time commitment needed or special skills required – just a passion for the project and our environment.

Volunteer stories

 Here's just a few of the many people doing amazing work around our region:

 Becky Dodunski (above) is on a mission to help “bring nature back” to Eltham. Read her story here.

 Gillian Keegan (above) is passionate about nature and birds – so much so she’s been known to give rat traps as gifts! Read more.

For long-time volunteers Tony and Anne Collins (above) checking traps is a team effort. Their story.

Other easy ways to help:

  1. Have a chat with someone about why you are trapping, how simple it is and the results you are seeing – whether it’s tūī or kererū visiting your garden or no more rats chewing on your wiring. If they’re keen, let them know where to get a $10 trap pack (Mitre 10, Hunting and Fishing or many local schools).
  2. If a friend or neighbour is short on time or a bit nervous about trapping, offer to set up their trap – or help them do so. Pop back regularly to check it and dispose of any catches.  We know personal contact is the most effective way of getting others involved, so if you have the time to spare this is a great way to make a difference.

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