The Crew

We depend on the dedication and support of our volunteer crew. Your time is critical to the Trek’s success, and means we can make the Great Trek accessible to the wider community. We recognise volunteering as an opportunity for people to work together, share experiences and develop skills and confidence. Volunteering is also a terrific way to meet people, have fun and contribute to our community. Thank you!


Broad Roles

Camp building & dismantling

Skills required: Ability to work quickly and efficiently to a camp plan.

The Marquee Team

Skills required: Ability to work as a team. Physically fit.

Assembling & maintaining equipment

Skills required: Ability to work as part of a team, mechanical, electrical, welding, plumbing, HT and similar skills are of great assistance, but not essential.

The Fuel Stop Crew

Skills required: catering expertise is not necessary, but a customer service background and the ability to work quickly and cheerfully is. Being an early riser is a big advantage!

Information People

Skills required: Curiosity and an ability to absorb information quickly under pressure, patience, and a liking for assisting people.


Skills required: You must enjoy people, and have an ability to think clearly in crisis situations and a knowledge of road safety. An understanding of maps, radio communications are important and first aid training is a big help.


Skills required: Moderate strength and fitness. Electric fencing and/or horse handling experience.


Skills required: Ability to work as a team, and to organise and encourage others. Willing to get your hands dirty.


Kitty Johnson
Tel: 06 8743262    Call
Mob: 027 6884918   Call
Email: c.johnson@xtra.co.nz