Get Involved

Without support from the local community The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga could not operate as it does today. We have received support from many different individuals, groups and organisations – from local volunteer guides, to sausage sizzle donations, to the considerable donations from funding bodies such as TECT, Tauranga City Council and Lotteries.

As The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga aims to expand and grow into the future, while preserving the unique history of this site, we welcome all involvement from the community in forms of donations, sponsorship and volunteers.


If you have an interest in history and conservation and enjoy meeting people, then consider joining our volunteer team. We rely heavily on volunteer support from the local community – people from all walks of life enjoy committing some of their spare time to guiding, conservation work, gardening, hosting Devonshire Teas and much more.

To register your interest please contact us by phone on 07 577 9772 or email

Supporters of The Elms Foundation

If you would like to become a Supporter of The Elms Foundation please consider a minimum annual donation of $25 to help preserve this wonderful asset for future generations to come. Not only does your donation grant you and your children under 16 years old free entry to the property for 12 months, it also entitles you to receive our quarterly newsletter.

To become a Supporter of The Elms Foundation, please complete our Application Form.

Major Sponsors

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga has received support from some major institutions and individuals over the years. Here are some of our key sponsors.