Interested in becoming a Dolphin Marine Magic volunteer?
Dolphin Marine Magic - Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd is pleased to offer volunteer opportunities to individuals who wish to gain experience working with animals and who share our passion for conservation of animals, particularly marine mammals and their environment. The program is open to high school students wishing to undertake 'work experience' or university and TAFE students studying in a related field and who require work placement as part of their course.
We offer 3 types of volunteer placements. They are:
- Work Experience Programme - Open to school students. These students undertake a block or full time work at the PPP, usually for a period of 1 week.
- Volunteer Programme - Open to people from 16 years of age currently studying in a related field for whom it is a course requirement, such as university or TAFE. Placements can vary from blocks of 1 to 2 weeks.
- Intern-ships - Open to university students both from Australia and overseas currently studying, and needing work placement as part of their course. This is a 8 - 12 week placement which encompasses all duties of the other volunteer programs but with a more in-depth coverage of daily duties and on the job learning.
Dolphin Marine Magic has been open for over 40 years now and provides a unique and extremely interactive animal experience for our guests. We believe that by doing this, we are encouraging our visitors to share our passion for the conservation of the world’s marine mammals and their environment.
We have 2 show times a day – 10am and 1pm, before each of these shows guests are able to receive both a seal and dolphin kiss and feed a fish to one of our seals. The show consists of 3 seal segments and 2 dolphin segments, after the show concludes guests are then able to pat the dolphins. Following this we have the reef tank feeding and then lastly the Little Penguin feeding which all the guests can participate in. During other times of the day guests are free to pat and play with our dolphins.
Successful applicants will commence with “hands on” experience working in various areas of an animal park and will include duties such as: cleaning enclosures, assisting with food prep, assisting in crowd control and helping guests in show participation, assisting in reef tank and Little penguin feeding, assisting in feeding animals, care of rehabilitation animals and aquariums, cleaning of food buckets and fish kitchen, etc. The work placement hours are from 7.30am to 4.00pm with a one hour lunch.
Due to a high demand for participation in our programmes and the limited places, persons wishing to take part in the programmes are requested to apply generally via e-mail or in writing. Persons need to state what courses they are studying, why they wish to participate in the programme and what they believe they can contribute.
Potential volunteers need to state the work placement dates they require, but be aware that bookings are only taken up to 6 months in advance and they are booked out very quickly.
Send applications to:
Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd T/A Dolphin Marine Magic
65 Orlando St.
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Or email details and application to firstname.lastname@example.org