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Rotoroa Island Volunteer Day

Rotoroa Island Volunteer Day

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  • Sun 1 Dec ’13, 8:45am – 5:15pm


Rotoroa Island, Rotoroa Island


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult volunteer (return) ex Auckland: $29.40

Our last volunteer day is scheduled for early December, so if you're keen to lend a hand, we'd love to have your help.

Come help us restore Rotoroa Island's natural heritage; we'll be weeding, mulching trees and trawling our beautiful coastline for a beach clean-up.

Plan for the day
Volunteers depart on 360 Discovery Ferry, 40% discount provided
Arrive on Rotoroa, welcome and introduction
Volunteer work begins (break for lunch at 12.30)
Finish work and time to explore the island
Special presentation on restoration of Rotoroa Island (Schoolhouse)
Return to Auckland on ferry

How to register:
360 Discovery Cruises are providing special discounted ferry fares for volunteers (only $29 return for adults). Numbers are limited, so be quick and book on www.360discovery.co.nz, select Auckland -Rotoroa return and enter the promo code ROTTREE13. Or call 360 Discovery on 0800 360 3472. Make sure you mention you are heading to the island for the volunteer day to get the discounted rate.

What to bring:
Volunteers bring/cover:
- lunch & plenty of water,
- money for ferry, a special volunteer adult fare of $29.40 return.
- sturdy footwear (ideally tramping boots), no open toed shoes
- Wear gardening type clothes and a change of clothes, togs and towel
- Wet weather gear if the weather looks mixed
- If you have your own gardening gloves - please bring them with you
- Sunscreen and sunhat
- Day backpack - zip up
- Any required medication (our staff will also carry first aid kits)

Note: Not suitable for young children, those 8 years and older are welcome however they must be supervised.

Rotoroa Island Trust will provide:
- Gloves (for those who don't have any)
- Tea, coffee and water
- Supervisors with plenty of interesting stories and good humour!

Biosecurity checklist:
Rotoroa is newly pest free; help us keep it that way by following the precautions below when planning your trip.
- Check bags for rodents, insects (especially ants) and other pests prior to boarding the ferry;
- Leave your dog on board your vessel if visiting by boat as no dogs or domestic animals are permitted as they may endanger the island's wildlife, particularly shore birds;
- Carry food in sealed, rodent proof plastic containers and take your rubbish home;
- Bags must be sealed - plastic bags, open top bags and supermarket bags are easier for pests to access so please leave these at home;
- Please check your boots are clean and that there is no soil or seeds in laces or treads;
- Leave your bicycle at home and if you're bringing a buggy, make sure your tire treads aren't packed with dirt or insects.

Remember to bring your lunch and drinking water as there are no shops on Rotoroa Island

While unlikely to cancel unless terrible weather, here's how you can be sure it's going ahead. Check our website or Facebook Page on Sunday 1st where we'll post any updates. If you are unsure, please call 021 914 384

A special thank you to 360 Discovery for providing a generous discount for our volunteers.

We're keen to build a list of people who'd like to volunteer regularly or know about upcoming days, so if you fit this bill, then email us at info@rotoroa.org.nz, and put 'volunteer' in the subject heading.

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