Get Involved


Join our team to volunteer at one of Nelson's most unique and exciting charitable trusts. If you enjoy a dynamic environment, being outdoors, and meeting new people, and are over 16 years of age, you may be eligible to volunteer at Natureland Wildlife Trust. Volunteers support staff, animals, and visitors to create a welcoming, safe, fun site for nature play. 

Please download our application form, and send in the completed form to


Natureland is proud to be a community focused charitable trust. We strive to be a beacon for leadership and innovation in community conservation in the top of the south. Whether breeding natives for release, rehabilitating an injured native, or sharing a sense of wonder and excitement over the diversity of nature, we work to create positive human-animal connections.  

Donations can be made by direct debit, cheque, or onsite. Please contact, or give us a call, for more information. 

Wish List

Don't have cash but still want to donate? Natureland has a wish list of goods, all of which are directly for animal benefit and is updated as needed:

  • New, unused dog toys made of Kong or other durable materials
  • Dog or cat kennels in good condition
  • New, unused bird toys
  • Rain barrels! This is a bigger request, but one we would love to reduce our water use at the zoo.
  • Towels