Current needs – if you have these skills and time to volunteer (or happen to be in the Island to give advice) we’d love to hear from you!
Weed control work in some of the steep areas requires people with rope skills and equipment. Plenty of weeds that are more accessible for people who have moderate fitness and good health & safety awareness. Weed control involves working methodically to locate plants, cut and swab the stump with weedkiller. Weedbusters. Careful bush bashing required!
Biodiversity monitoring/ guides – bird, skink and seedling surveys take place regularly. Training provided! We love people with these skills to then help guide other visitors. Curious Minds.
Soil or Pasture Scientist to assess how we can farm for increased soil carbon and reduction in atmospheric C02 (greenhouse gases). https://www.nzagrc.org.nz/soil-carbon,listing,194,reducing-new-zealands-agricultural-emissions-soil-carbon.html
Rammed earth buildings – the interior of the chapel needs breathable plastering work,
Plumber: Check cold and hot water pipes under St Martins Lodge.
Rural plumber: Check over rain water tank system.