Join the Rotokare Youth Ambassador Programme!


Applications for 2022 are CLOSED


Rotokare's Youth Ambassador Programme is an extension of our Education and Volunteer Programmes

We scout for environmentally-savvy students in Year 6&7 who are passionate about learning, doing, and inspiring their peers in wildlife, environmental education, and community awareness, all as an advocate for Rotokare



For one year, the chosen Ambassadors are invited to expand their role in conservation in a hands-on fun and inspiring environment at Rotokare. The programme includes:

  • Nineunique Ambassador workshops covering different aspects of New Zealand biodiversity, environmental awareness, and science communication, to level up their field skills and know-how;
  • Tour guide training for day and night tours;
  • Chances to represent Rotokare at special events. Our Ambassadors have helped release toutouwai (North Island Robins), hihi (Stitchbirds), and other native wildlife, and have also engaged in peer education at EnviroSchool events! 
  • Networking opportunities, in meeting other Rotokare Ambassadors and wildlife experts, conservationists, and educators across Aotearoa
  • Annual field trips to unique sanctuaries



Apply for the 2022 Youth Ambassador Programme


Step 1: Read the Health and Safety and Contract carefully with an adult to know what you're signing up for

Step 2: When you're ready, download and fill up the Enrollment Form given below

Step 3: Make an Ambassador Portfolio and tell us why YOU are Rotokare's next Ambassador! Show us your passion for wildlife, your knowledge of the bush, your love for animals, and your flair for communication in your own creative, unique way. Write us stories, shoot videos, create YOUR thing! 

Step 4: Send your completed "Application Package" (Enrollment Form + Ambassador Portfolio) to or snail-mail it to C/o Educator, Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust, PO Box 33, Eltham 4353

Step 5: If your application is shortlisted, we'll be in touch to invite you to a group interview process. Ace this, and you're an Ambassador!








For more details, contact or 06 764 8500