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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.


Our Keep New Zealand Branches across the country are always interested in getting help from new volunteers. A local branch is a group of community members who are passionate about keeping New Zealand clean and green for the next generation of Tidy Kiwis. Joining a branch is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and try something new, whilst at the same time keeping your little neck of New Zealand beautiful! To find out more you can view a list of our branches, or if you are interested in starting your own branch to lead the charge in your community then please contact us to find out more.


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, a Keep New Zealand Beautiful t-shirt, New Zealand Couriers bag, Resene paint voucher, Klean Kanteen drink bottle, a 6-pack of Vista Drinks sparkling water and more - along with being automatically entered into the annual Beautiful Awards!


`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 KNZB Arbor Week in June, Clean-Up Week In September, and don't forget our Paint New Zealand Beautiful programmes! 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 availability 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


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


Is graffiti a problem where you live? Keep New Zealand Beautiful – with support from Resene – provides free tool kits for anyone wanting to keep an area of their neighbourhood graffiti-free. Kits include rags, spray bottle, remover solvent, paint, brush, roller, gloves, hat and hi-vis jacket. Contact us to request a kit.

Read more about tackling graffiti


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