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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.

To get information on upcoming planting days please email Hannah


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.

Port Hills Fire Regeneration

Port Hills Fire Regeneration

In response to the 2024 Port Hills fire this fund has been established to assist with the regeneration of endemic natives in the impacted area.

There is scientific evidence that natives are more fire resistant and can significantly contribute to the resilience and protection of at-risk ecosystems and communities.

The funds raised will be actively managed by The Christchurch Foundation and distributed with support of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and Te Kākahu Kahukura. These two reputable entities are already working in the impacted area and have extensive experience in the establishment of native plants in a best practice manner with participating landowners (private/public and charitable).

Funding could be applied not only to securing new plants but could also include pest management, weeding and other activities to support the regeneration of the area safely.

The intent is to help increase the fire protection on the port hills as well as also increasing the biodiversity of the area.

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Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

The Green Philanthropy Fund has been developed to accelerate positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury.

Future thinking must be applied to quickly address the big environmental issues we are facing. Our goal is to make it easier for businesses and individuals to give to science-led innovation, and to increase the pool of funding available to those individuals and groups striving to improve and protect our ecosystems.

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