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Panel Management Superstar - UrbanNature


Department of Conservation (DoC)







Dunedin is known as the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Thy have special creatures and special places they want to connect people with.

Urban Nature panels have been placed in various locations around Dunedin, to encourage people to pay attention to different elements of nature within the city. The panels have short thought-provoking statements with engaging images that provide a link to further information so that people can connect to something they may not have known about before.

By looking after the panels, you will play a part in helping connect people to nature. These panels will help connect more New Zealanders to nature and may even lead to them helping to contribute to conservation.

Main tasks involve:

  • Rotating urban nature panels seasonally
  • Health & safety and work planning with DOC staff
  • Reporting volunteer hours quarterly

Benefits of the role

  • An opportunity to explore special places in Dunedin
  • Education / advocacy experience
  • Work with DOC
  • Health & safety training


  • Full driver’s licence - use of your on transport is preferred, fuel vouchers will be provided.
  • Moderate fitness – some walking to sites required & lifting a very awkward item!
  • Good attention to detail
  • Happy to work independently

All training will be provided, and you will be supported by a community ranger.

Time commitment

Approximately 16 hours per year.
Panels need to be changed at the beginning of each season (September, December, March, June) but timing is flexible, so you can work it in with your schedule.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2409

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