Voluntary Service – clean up
Kiwi Participants are the only Award Participants in the world who have the opportunity to select an Award Pathway. A Pathway is a chance to put a particular lens or focus on the activities you choose for your Award.
Kākāriki is an environmentally focused pathway.
Participants select a Kākāriki pathway at any level of the Award. The activity achievement requirements remain exactly the same, the difference is that two of the main sections - Voluntary Service and Skills - must have an environmental focus.
The curation of the Kākāriki Journey was directly inspired by Award participant feedback. When asked what issues they cared about most in 2020, Kiwi Participants put climate change and protecting the environment at the top of their lists – and so, the Kākāriki Journey was born.
Once participants have completed their Award, they will receive a record of their Kākāriki pathway as well as their formal Award certificate.
Kākāriki Pathway - Section requirements
Activity requirements are unchanged and remain focused on physical and mental well-being.
These must have an environmental or sustainable focus e.g.: learn how to make eco-products and practice making them; learn beekeeping, upcycle or repurpose clothing; learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables, then learn to cook with them – the Skills chosen must have an environmental or sustainable focus e.g.: learn how to make eco-products and practice making them; learn beekeeping, upcycle or repurpose clothing; learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables, then learn to cook with them.
Activities must have an environmental or sustainable focus e.g.: Forest and Bird planting days, helping in an eco-sanctuary, beach clean-ups, community vegetable gardens, predator trapping.
Gold Residential Project
This should have an environmental focus where possible e.g. working on a conservation project.
How to sign up to the Kākāriki Journey
When signing up to any level of the Award on the Online Record Book (ORB), you will now answer a question – "Is this a Kākāriki Journey?" Simply answer YES if you're taking up the challenge to care for our land. It is then YOUR responsibility to ensure your Voluntary Service and Skills sections are in an environmental field.
Once your registration is approved, you will be sent an email to confirm your commitment to this pathway. Make sure you keep an eye out for this email and click yes to confirm or no if you’ve changed your mind.