Get involved and make a difference for our Waitaki communities.
As a Geopark we are connecting people to the 80 million year long story of this land, which has shaped every aspect of our lives. The Geopark is a platform for addressing the societal challenges we all face - climate change, environmental protection, biodiversity loss, sustainable use of resources, geohazards and sustainable economic development.
As a Geopark volunteer you will make a real difference by inspiring locals and visitors to learn, discover and be connected to our living planet and cultural histories. This a great opportunity to make a positive impact in your community, be part of our team, share your experience, learn new skills, and develop lasting friendships.
Our commitment to our volunteers is to provide the appropriate induction and training, on-going support and recognition for this unique contribution to our community. We keep volunteers informed about Geopark news and value an active exchange of ideas and input. The Geopark Volunteer Programme has been established in December 2020. Please check out the current volunteer roles below and get in touch with Lisa if you are interested to hear more about the opportunities. If you would like to volunteer your time and skill in a different way, please also get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.
Our commitment to you:
Regular updates about all news and activities in the Geopark with our monthly newsletter
Comprehensive induction and training including a welcome pack
Did you know that volunteering can counteract stress and anxiety, increase self-confidence, connect you to others in your community and can advance your career with work experience?
“Volunteers are love in motion!”
– Author Unknown
Meet our wonderful volunteers
Current volunteer roles