Become a Volunteer - Community Garden - Sustainability - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Become a volunteer!

Participation is what it’s all about! Anyone associated with the University of Canterbury (past/present students and staff, their families, etc.) or living nearby is welcome to volunteer in either of the community gardens. No matter what level of experience you may have, or what your interests are, there is always something to be done and new ideas and skills are encouraged and always appreciated.

Health and Safety

All volunteers and visitors entering UC community gardens are required to comply with the Health and Safety Act (1992). Volunteers will be invited to attend a short, informal introduction to the gardens which includes a briefing on how to keep yourself and other volunteers safe in the gardens.

Volunteer at Okeover Community Garden

Regular working times are

  • Friday afternoons 1pm to 5pm (October-April), 1pm to 4pm (April-September)

Other events will be posted on the facebook page, and sent out via an email list. Anyone is welcome to come along, you don't need to sign up to anything, and there's no minimum number of times you have to come.

Best of all, everyone who volunteers gets their share of whatever delicious fresh produce was harvested that day. Our rule of thumb is one hour of work allows volunteers to benefit from the harvest.

To find out more pop along and speak to Donna Lusby at the regular working time on Fridays or e-mail Matt Morris.

Okeover Community Garden Map

Volunteer at Dovedale Community Garden

Community working bees are not currently being held at the Dovedale Community Gardens. Email the Sustainability Office with any queries.

  • Sustainability Office
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140 
    New Zealand
    Phone: +64 3 369 5503 or +64 3 369 5575
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