Current Volunteer Opportunities
About Volunteering for the Rowi Project
Volunteering with the rowi team will mean being outdoors. It requires a good level of fitness and the ability to walk/tramp for at least a couple of hours.
Most volunteer opportunities are more than one day in duration (up to five days) and can include help with monitoring the birds, health checks, egg rescues and more. You may be volunteering in Okarito Kiwi Zone (near Franz Josef on the west coast of the South Island) or on one of the islands in the Marlborough Sounds, depending on the work available.
As a volunteer you will need to provide your own transportation to Franz Josef and should have sturdy footwear/tramping boots and suitable clothing for outdoor work. You will also be responsible for providing your own food and accommodation while volunteering.
In return, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the team to save our rarest kiwi and to acquire some real, hands-on conservation knowledge!
A kiwi’s cry can carry several kilometres. Once kiwi have established their territories, border disputes are usually settled by calls to mark the boundaries, rather than fights.