How You Can Help!

How You Can Help!

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust is a community-led sanctuary. We rely on public awareness, donations, and sponsorship to keep the integrity of this project, so helping hands are always welcome. 

There are many ways that you can help or support Rotokare:

  • Check your bags, vehicles, and boats for pests before entering our Reserve. A single mouse can put us back quite a bit on money and effort to trap it! 

  • Leave your pets at home before you visit us. No dogs and cats are allowed into the 

  • Reserve to keep the birds safe;

  • Like and follow our updates on Facebook; have your friends like it, too!

  • Become a Friend of the Lake, a unique club that receives newsletters, updates, and invitations to special conservation events;

  • Raise funds for Rotokare with your own event. We're happy to support your cause;

  • Purchase Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust merchandise. We sell books, toys, and $20 jars of fantastic honey made from hives at Rotokare;

  • Choose to make a bequest to the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust. Your legacy will never be forgotten;

  • Make a donation to have your name etched on our wetland boardwalk. This is a great way to seal your and your family's love and connection with Rotokare for good, and makes for a perfect gift for the family. Minimum donation $50;

  • Make a donation towards our many ongoing projects (see our list of projects here)
  • Volunteer your time at Rotokare during the week or on our Sunday Working Bees (9 am - 12.30pm every Sunday Check our Volunteer page for more!






Donation Information 

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust is a Charitable Trust and as such all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made by mailing a cheque to:

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust
P O Box 33
Eltham 4353

Or by Direct Credit to our bank account: 15 3951 0426545 00  

Whichever way you choose to donate, please remember to advise us of your name and contact details. Please enable us to acknowledge and thank you for your donation and send a receipt.


Corporate Sponsorship

If your organisation is looking for a fantastic sponsorship opportunity, please contact us on how you can be a part of the Rotokare whānau.