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Christchurch Foundation Volunteers

Christchurch Foundation Volunteers


Volunteering your time is a great way to have a positive impact on your community. Whether it is planting a tree, or driving a van, any time you can give is a great help.


If you want to have your volunteer opportunities listed here, please contact Hannah Duder


Plant some tūī tucker!

Thanks to our partner, Meridian Energy.


Avoca Valley Restoration

Date & Time

Sunday 29th May 9:30 am - 12:30pm.

Sunday 12th June 1:00 pm - 4:00pm.

Sunday 10th July 1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Where: Please park at Duncan Park and follow the signs up to Linda Woods Reserve. It is a 15 minute walk uphill to the planting site.

RSVP - Register online here. 

Queries please contact Marie Gray
Phone: 027 470 2020

Meridian donated 5,000 kanuka trees to the Avoca Valley restoration through our Stronger Greener Christchurch initiative. 

The Summit Road Society has committed to restoring a dry lowland podocarp forest in Avoca Valley on the Port Hills. This forest ecosystem once naturally existed on this site, but is now nationally rare and threatened.


Morgans Valley Planting

Date:  Sunday 22nd and 29th June 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: 54 Morgans Valley


Join us to continue the great work that started last year in the reserve area at 54 Morgans Valley*. There has been amazing plant growth with only a few not surviving. We’re grateful for the continued support of the Tui Corridor, Meridian Energy and the Christchurch Foundation who have recognised our efforts and offered to gift more native plants this year.


Volunteer for Orange Sky!

We are so thrilled that Orange Sky is launching its van service in Christchurch. 

Orange Sky is a not-for-profit organisation providing people experiencing homelessness with access to free laundry services, warm showers and genuine, non-judgmental conversation, across New Zealand.

They need volunteers to run their 2-hour shifts. See below for more information. 

Volunteers have one of the most important jobs at Orange Sky – to connect with our friends through genuine and non-judgemental conversation. It might sound simple, but we’ve seen first-hand how a positive connection can impact a person’s life. In the hour that it takes to do a load of laundry, we sit down on our six orange chairs and have a chat – it’s a simple opportunity for every day New Zealanders to connect. You can help to make a difference by volunteering a few hours of your time each fortnight.

As a volunteer in our Christchurch service, the purpose of your role is to engage with all people during your Orange Sky shift and assist with driving the van, washing, shower operation and having genuine conversations. We have a laundry/shower van (hybrid) in Christchurch.  

You must be over the age of 18 and we ask that you are able to commit to a minimum of 6 months. 

You must have had 1 dose of an Approved COVID19 Vaccine and be able to provide evidence of this.
To apply to volunteer with Orange Sky simply go to our website, click here.

Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

The Green Philanthropy Fund - to accelerate positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury.

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Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

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