The mission of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is to connect people with nature through hands-on conservation experiences. It aims to inspire the people of Aotearoa to restore our natural environment.
Since 2006 Conservation Volunteers has engaged with communities on small and large scale projects through a range of conservation activities: tree planting, pest control, invasive weed management and litter clean ups. The goals are nationwide restoration of biodiversity, wetlands and water ways, through engagement with people. Since 2019, it has set an additional goal of job creation within conservation.
The organisation has planted more than one million trees, engaged with over 11,000 volunteers, picked up more than 65,000kg of rubbish, weeded over 450 hectares and propagated more than 500,000 plants. It has operations in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Punakaiki and Dunedin and has engaged volunteers from all walks of life in this mission, from corporates to schools, local community, migrants and tangata whenua.