Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering
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Teaming with wildlife
Without the commitment of our strong volunteer base Project Island Song would not have achieved what is has done to date. As we look to the future we are aware how important that volunteer success is to our ongoing success.
As a volunteer you are a vital member of our community and contributor to our organisation, helping us all fulfill our mission and achieve our goals. We welcome inquiries about volunteering. There are a number of different ways you can support our work, including (but not restricted to) planting, bird monitoring, weeding, and advocacy on the islands.
Project Island Song's vision is the ecological restoration of the pest-free islands of Ipipiri in the eastern Bay of Islands to create an archipelago of sanctuaries that celebrates the native subtropical habitat, lush with vegetation and alive with birdsong.
Project Island Song is a partnership between community conservation group the Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local Rawhiti hapu (Ngati Kuta and Patukeha) and the Department of Conservation.
Thanks to this incredible partnership the islands of Ipipiri are beginning to sing once again after many years of silence.
New Zealand’s native wildlife is under threat. Humans created that threat. It is up to us to help redress the balance and support natural regeneration.
For more details on our volunteer roles see the General Interests section.
|Kakariki nesting box placement - boat transport provided||1||7/10/2021||7/10/2021|
Tree planting is carried out on the Islands for a number a reasons from providing food for birds, through to helping combat climate change. This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the world and leave a legacy for future generations.
|Te Pahii Bird Sanctuary, Elliot Bay (weather permitting)||1||7/11/2021||7/11/2021|
The Weedbusters are the front line in preventing the spread of invasive weeds on Ipipiri.
This is a great way to get out into the Bay of Islands, assist with the work that Project island song is doing and become immersed in the environment.
Nature needs you. Weedbusters is a great weekly social event that starts at 8:30am until 3:30pm, come meet people, and see the impact that you individually can make.
|Saturday Island Weedbusting - with boat transport provided||3||7/10/2021||9/11/2021|
|Saturday Island Weedbusting - WITHOUT boat transport provided e.g. you must meet us on the island||3||7/10/2021||9/11/2021|
|Wednesday Island Weedbusters - with boat transport provided||7||6/23/2021||8/4/2021|
|Wednesday Island Weedbusters - WITHOUT boat transport provided e.g. you meet us on the island||7||6/23/2021||8/4/2021|
Regular monitoring of the populations of released birds is carried out in Ipipiri. Birds such as Popokatea (Whitehead), Tieke (Saddleback) and Kakariki require periodic monitoring to ensure population numbers continue to grow.
|Kakariki survey Moturua - NO boat transport provided e.g. you meet us on Moturua||1||9/18/2021||9/18/2021|
|Kakariki survey Moturua - YES boat transport provided||0||9/18/2021||9/18/2021|
Together we protect, sustain and help restore the natural birdlife of the Ipipiri archipelago, note by note, to enable our special place and people to thrive now and for future generations.