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This is the page for the Wellington volunteer branch. If you're wanting to get hold of Forest & Bird National Office in Wellington, click here


Oystercatcher. Credit: Craig McKenzie

The Wellington Branch's geographic area aligns roughly with that of Wellington City Council, from the south coast to the Porirua Harbour with over 1,000 memberships.

The branch has a history of achieving important outcomes for the city's environment with our members being instrumental in much of this success. Our diverse projects illustrate the breadth of member involvement in Wellington’s natural capital.

We engage with our City and Regional Councils to improve our open spaces; to keep our harbour and coastline safe for penguins and other wildlife; to improve the condition of our streams and the survival of our forest remnants.

We have occasional guided walks and a well-supported regional tramping group.

Our Vision: Green corridors have been restored, supporting biodiverse wildlife on the land and in the waters and sea of te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

Our Mission: To protect and restore natural ecosystems and native flora and fauna of te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

Get involved

Tūao | Volunteer

  • We are always looking for ways to involve people in the care and preservation of our natural world. Wellington Branch has a wide range of projects you can get involved in, with options to suit your availability, ability and experience.

Volunteering is a great way to connect with nature and your community, and it’s rewarding to know that you are building a brighter future for Aotearoa.

As a volunteer, you meet people of all ages, skills and interests and develop new friendships. Below are a number of ways in which you can be part of the action.

Find out more in our latest newsletters:

Branch Rōpū

We also have five rōpū (sub-committees) that support the operation of the Branch Committee. You don't have to be a member of the Branch Committee to be involved in a rōpū. If you're interested in joining any of the rōpū please email

  • Administration Rōpū: handles finance, oversees health & safety, deals with admin matters and ensures compliance with F&B’s constitution and policies.
  • Communications Rōpū: manages our social media and website, writes our newsletters, and publicises events and opportunities.
  • Events Rōpū: plans and delivers regular branch events across the year.
  • Submissions & Lobbying Rōpū: the voice of F&B Wellington, lobbying local government bodies and working on submissions. 
  • Projects Rōpū: acts as a knowledge centre for conservation and restoration projects in Wellington, supports current and new projects.


Kiwi Conservation Club

Get your children involved in KCC which is where kids that are "wild about nature" hang out. Check out the KCC website for interesting facts as well as games and puzzles.

Please Note: The contact details below are just for the Wellington Branch which is run by volunteers and not regularly monitored. We have a team of staff who work across our Forest & Bird Offices. If you want to get in touch with Forest & Bird staff for a more urgent issue, email 

National Office (Wellington)

Phone:                     0800 200 064
General enquiries:   Click here

Branch contact

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    Wellington Branch Secretary

    The contact details above are for the Wellington Branch which is run by volunteers and not regularly monitored.

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