Volunteers are the backbone of SIRCET! All help is appreciated - volunteers are key to the successes and ongoing achievements of the project!
What work would I be doing with SIRCET?
SIRCET aims to control threats to the forest and bird life around the township in Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island. The biggest threats to Stewart Island wildlife are introduced mammals such as rats and possums. Therefore SIRCET’s primary activity is pest control. The main volunteer tasks are rat and possum trapping, and track trimming. This work requires no previous experience, but you need to be comfortable walking off-track, handling dead animals, setting easy traps, using hand-tools and working alone. Depending on the time of year, other work available might include plant nursery work, weeding, planting, trap-making and repairs, and bird-monitoring. We have work available for all age groups and fitness levels so please contact us if you have questions. All volunteer contributions are greatly appreciated!
See the Visiting page for first hand accounts from SIRCET volunteers.
Food & accommodation
There is no charge for volunteering with SIRCET, however because we are a small community organisation we cannot provide food and generally cannot provide lodging. Accommodation may be available over the summer months (November to April) for long-term volunteers and there may be sponsored campsite accommodation available. There is a range of accommodation available on the island. For more information see: http://www.stewartisland.co.nz/
Want to know more?
Please contact us.