Volunteer with Kelmarna Gardens in Auckland

Volunteering at Kelmarna is a great way to gain practical experience with organic gardening and farm management, meet new people, and make a positive impact for your community.

Kelmarna Gardens is made possible by volunteers, and everyone has something to contribute!

We have a number of different volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in:

Farmhands (Tuesdays, 9am – 3pm)
Open Garden Volunteering (Tuesdays and Fridays, 9am – 1.30pm, & Saturdays, 9am-12pm)
Harvest Helpers (Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9am – 11am – or flexible timings)
Shop Volunteer (Saturdays, 8.30am – 12.30pm)
​Farm Education Volunteer (various opportunities during school hours)
Soil Factory volunteers (Fridays, 9am – 1pm)
E-bike Rubbish Collections
Compost Making
​Handyperson (anytime Mondays – Fridays, 8.30am – 4.30pm)
However else you can help! Please get in touch 🙂

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  3. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
  4. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.

Cultural Protocols

  1. A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
  2. Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
  3. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
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