Volunteers and Community Champions

Can you help check traps in a local park or walkway? Or lead the efforts in your neighbourhood? We'd love to hear from you.

Find a Community Champion

Community Champions are everyday people who volunteer to share their passion and experience of backyard trapping with friends, neighbours or the wider community.  The above map shows our current champions and their contact details. Feel free to reach out to your closest Champion if you have trapping questions.

Interested in becoming a Community Champion?

There are no hard and fast requirements or minimum time commitment – we’ll support you however, wherever and whenever you want to help.  Click here for more details.

Become a volunteer trapper

We’re always looking for locals keen to help check traps in a local public park or reserve. Get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction. 

If you're in New Plymouth you can also contact the New Plymouth District Council, who co-ordinate volunteers for the district's public spaces.



Other easy ways to help:

  1. Have a chat with someone about why you are trapping, how simple it is and the results you are seeing – whether it’s tūī or kererū visiting your garden or no more rats chewing on your wiring. If they’re keen, let them know where to get a $10 trap pack (Hunting and Fishing, NPDC, TRC or many local schools).
  2. If a friend or neighbour is short on time or a bit nervous about trapping, offer to set up their trap – or help them do so. Pop back regularly to check it and dispose of any catches.  We know personal contact is the most effective way of getting others involved, so if you have the time to spare this is a great way to make a difference.

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