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Energy, enthusiasm and a bit of elbow grease – that’s all it takes to make a big difference to your own little part of New Zealand. Volunteering with Keep New Zealand Beautiful is a fun and satisfying way to get involved in your community. You’ll be part of a network of incredible Kiwis all over the country, all working to do their bit for a cleaner, safer environment.

Whether you’re an individual or a family, whether you’ve got a little time or a lot, there’s something you can do to help keep New Zealand beautiful.

Volunteer of the Month

Do you have someone in your community who is deserving of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Volunteer of the Month?  If you do, all you need to do is fill in our volunteer registration form.  The winner each month receives $100 cheque from New Zealand Couriers, a New Zealand Courier sports bag,  a certificate, Keep New Zealand Beautiful T-Shirt, Paint NZ Beautiful T-Shirt, Cap, Beanie, M & M’s, Pen and a Tidy Kiwi Badge.

Volunteer to organise an event

‘What an amazing day!’ We hear it time and again – volunteers blown away by the sense of community created by a litter clean-up or beautification event.

There are opportunities throughout the year to get involved in Keep New Zealand Beautiful progammes and events. We run Paint New Zealand Beautiful in March, KNZB Arbor Week in June and Clean-Up Week In September. But we need volunteers like you to make them happen.

Get together a group of friends or families and make it a day out in your neighbourhood. We’ll give you all the information and resources you need – sign up for our newsletter or keep an eye on our calendar for details.

If you want to run an event outside of our awareness weeks above, that is no problem!  We have clean up kits available which you can register for here.  We also have graffiti adopt a spot kits which you can register for here.  All our resources are free but are subject to availabilty and require you to complete an evaluation form after your event.  If you would like to discuss in more detail please don't hesitate to email  

Report a litter hot spot

To report a litter or illegal dumping problem, call 0800 TIDY NZ.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is working to introduce a National Litter Index in New Zealand. This will allow us to map litter hotspots so we can target problem areas and track progress as we implement initiatives. You can help out by doing a litter count in your area. Read more about tackling litter 

‘Adopt a Spot’ to keep graffiti-free

Is graffiti a problem where you live? Keep New Zealand Beautiful – with support from Resene and Auckland Council we can provide free tool kits for anyone wanting to keep an area of their neighbourhood graffiti-free. Kits include rags, vouchers to get recyled paint, brush, roller, gloves, hat and hi-vis jacket, Paint NZ Beautiful T-shirt, forms and resources to plan your paint out. Contact us to request a kit.

To report a graffiti hotspot, call 0800 TIDY NZ.

Read more about tackling graffiti 

Other ways to get involved