Get involved in Hamilton's unique gully restoration programme that has already had a big impact on the bio-diversity of the city. Volunteers are required to undertake tasks that will allow Hamilton's natural gully habitats to regenerate and flourish and assist with the development of parks and public spaces. Activities are available at a range of sites, including areas close to the city centre. The main focus for the rest of 2020 is in AJ Seeley Gully in central Hamilton - a well established restoration project, with an emphasis on removing invasive pest species.
We can organise project activities from a half a day to a full day for groups, and activities include weed removal, tree releasing and planting (May/June to September). Please note: Some sites will be suitable for all fitness levels, others will require more physically able volunteers.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Goal 6 - Clean water and sanitation
Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13 - Climate action
Goal 14 - Life below water
Goal 15 - Life on land
You will need some level of physical fitness and and be keen to muck in and get the job done! A good command of English (or have an interpreter to assist on site) is required as volunteers need to be able to follow instructions and understand a Health & Safety briefing. Be prepared to get a little dirty, can co-operate with others in group, good communication skills, able to follow verbal instructions. Appropriate clothing and footwear (closed toe shoes) and it is advisable to bring a water bottle.
Practical – outdoors