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get involved!

It takes approximately $70,000 every year to protect Ulva Island from being invaded by rats!

If you'd like to help the Ulva Island Charitable Trust keep Ulva Island free of introduced pests and predators and enhance Ulva Island for future generations to enjoy, then please consider making a donation.

... donate ...

All donations go towards enhancing and protecting Ulva Island

'loose change saves bird lives' donation boxes are located at:

  • Post Office Cove (Ulva Island wharf)

  • Stewart Island Flights depot - Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island

  • Glowing Sky clothing shop - Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island

  • Rakiura Charters booking office - Main Road, Stewart Island

  • Beaks & Feathers booking office - Main Road, Stewart Island

  • Church Hill Restaurant - Kamahi Road, Stewart Island

  • Aurora Charters - on the boat

  • Rakiura Charters - on the water taxis

  • Ulva Island Ferry - on the water taxis


secure online donation at

​electronic bank transfer

please email us first to provide your contact details

and include your name as bank reference

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New Zealand cheque made payable to "Ulva Island Charitable Trust"

... volunteer ...

Ulva Island summer ranger


This is a rare opportunity for one volunteer to stay at Ulva Island (for 2 weeks) in return for acting as a roving ranger during the height of the visitor season between December and March.


Tasks include track maintenance, weed surveillance, visitor facility maintenance, cleaning toilets, biosecurity advocacy, monitoring visitor behaviour and trap checking.

There will also be ample time for other pursuits, such as bird watching and photography.

Rangers reside on the island.  A single-room basic hut is located a short walk from the island’s jetty in Post Office Cove. This hut has solar lighting, gas cooking facilities and can comfortably accommodate two people.

* this volunteer programme is managed by the Department of Conservation *

details of fitness level and required skills can be found on the

Southland volunteer opportunities page and the Ulva Island summer rangers page

please do not send applications or questions about volunteer opportunities to the Ulva Island Charitable Trust!

Doing so will cause a delay in response - we refer all enquiries to the Department of Conservation

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