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Jobs, Volunteers, Work Experience & Placement 

Interested in becoming a Dolphin Marine Conservation volunteer, or completing work experience or placement with us?

Dolphin Marine Conservation - Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd is pleased to offer volunteer, work experience and work placement opportunities to individuals who wish to gain practical knowledge working with animals and who share our passion for conservation of animals, particularly marine mammals and their environment. 

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has been open for over 50 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

  • Current Job Opportunities - please note that all vacancies are advertised on the SEEK website https://seek.com.au/ 
  • Current volunteer opportunities - currently no available spaces for volunteers. Check out https:www.dolphinmarinerescue.org/ for other volunteer opportunities. 
  • TAFE/Open Colleges students requiring work placement - Fully booked for the remainder of 2020.
  • High School Work Experience Program - Open to high school students year 10 & above. We are now fully booked for 2020.                                                Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form below, all applications must be emailed to volunteer@dmcvp.com.au. Please note due to the limited number of spaces in our program we may not be able to guarantee your requested dates, we also do not run our work experience program during the NSW school holidays.
 
Successful applicants for the work experience program will commence with 'hands on' experience working in various areas of an animal park.
 
Students will take part in duties such as: cleaning enclosures, assisting with food prep, assisting with crowd control and helping guests in show participation, assisting in reef tank and Little penguin feeding, assisting in feeding animals, care of aquariums, cleaning of food buckets and fish kitchen, etc.
 
You may also gain the opportunity to work closely with Dolphin Marine Rescue - Animal Rehab Trust and care for some of the sick and injured wildlife we have here at the park.
 
The work placement hours are from 8.30am to 3.45pm with a one hour lunch and takes place over a 5 day period from Monday through to Friday. 
 

How to apply: 

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 complete the Volunteer Application Form (PDF) and submit it via email. 

Please be aware that due to the popularity of our work placement program we may be fully booked up to 12 months in advance. 

Download Volunteer Application form here: Application Form Download

Email details and application to volunteer@dolphinmcp.com.au

 

Share your experience & win

Write a short story, upload a photo and you could WIN free entry to the park for you and your family.

Tami

I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..

Bianca

My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..

Rachel Knight

Best birthday ever! I spent two days at Coffs Harbour on January 6 and January 7. I travelled down on the 5th and left on the 8th, my sole reason for traveling 7 hours by train each way being to spend my birthday at your park which is on January 6. I loved it so much and everyone was so friendly that I have already booked my next holiday for 2021 so I can see you all again. My first day I book..

Taneesha Govender

My family and I went to The dolphin marine conservation last September and it was the best experience of our lives! When we watched the dolphin show, there were so many smiles, laughs and really enjoyable moments. After the show was the best part, We got to put our hands in the water and see if the dolphins came to us! When they did, it was so magical, I felt at peace and decided I wanted to p..

Andrew Willis

Thanks again to the Dolphin Marine Conservation park for another unforgettable experience,doing my third in water experience with the beautiful Calamity and the doing an in water seal experience with Adelaide and Maxine,a big thanks must go out to Calamity,Adelaide & Maxine and also the Dolphin Marine Conservation for another unforgettable afternoon. Thank you Andrew :)..

Melanie Weaver

I have not come down from the high of having one of my best days ever! As a 37 year old, I have never experienced being close up with a beautiful dolphin and today my dreams came true. You could not make my smile disappear, I was able to touch and interact with the dolphins and that was just normal entry! I will be back for an experience with these beautiful creatures. I had happy tears for mo..

Sheridan Lockyer

During our recent family holiday in the area the overcast weather lead us to dolphins We took 6 children ranging in age from 7-16 and all of them had a ball One of the children was chosen to play ball with the seal and described it as the best day ever While all of us had a great time and received great customer service I was blown away with the care shown to my family member who is in a wheel..

Joanne

My daughter (4) and I would like to thank everyone at the Dolphin Conservation Park for the amazing work you do and the memorable experience you give to the public. All the animals are well taken care of, loved and respected. We had a shallow Dolphin private experience in the water with the gorgeous "Jett" and trainer Alice. I can't tell you how much we loved this incredible experience. It wil..

Jessica Higgins

My 3 kids, my mum and I had the pleasure of swimming with Zippy today, the experience was truly amazing. Seeing and touching a real dolphin was a dream come true. When I booked the experience I expected a long safety talk followed by a quick photo in the pool. What occured was the complete opposite. We played in the water with Zippy, each got to hug him individually. Thank you Jessi..

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