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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 - Currently we are completely booked for the remainder of 2019. We are also fully booked for all Tafe/Open Colleges work placements for 2020.
  • High School Work Experience Program - Open to high school students year 10 & above. Currently fully booked for the remainder of 2019.                            Applications are now open for spots in our 2020 program. 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..

Rob Brigden

My wife and I are on a two week working holiday in Coffs Harbour and we are trying to see some of Coffs while we are here. Yesterday we walked from our accommodation to the Jetty Markets and were a little disappointed. Walking back to our resort, we passed the dolphins conservation park. My wife said "Would you like to go and have a look?" I didn't immediately know what the facility was. I was..

Shana Ghadially

Pet porpoise pool holds a special memory for our family. Our 6 year old daughter was thrilled as she had the experience of brushing the dolphin's teeth. And our four month old couldn't have dreamt in his wildest dreams that he was being kissed by a seal! we don't need the pics to remind us of those memories ... they are etched in our minds. It was a brilliant holiday we had at Coffs Harbour , ..

Lisa Park

We absolutely loved visiting the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park on our recent holiday in Coffs Harbour. The park is such a relaxed environment to learn lots about the animals and meet them up close and personal. We particularly enjoyed the Dolphin experiences and we will be back to do this again soon. Thank you to all the friendly staff for answering our many questions and making us feel ver..

Tracey Wall

Another thoroughly enjoyable time at the park today. We visit every 2 years on our holidays at Coffs. We have Dolphin pictures of the kids from each visit and it is always on the top of our list of "to do's". The staff are so great with all the animals and I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks for all you do, for raising awareness and giving us and our children the opportunity to have up cl..

Jo

My most recent adventure to Dolphin Marine Magic was with my 6 year old son and he was lucky enough to participate in a dolphin encounter. He was unable to swim at the time but the staff were great and able to assist him to get up close with a dolphin. He really loved the experience, he has ASD and felt extremely comfortable with the animal more so than with anything else in the pool! So he ha..

Jenny

I took my two children years ago and loved it now I have a 5 year old who desperately want dolphin and seal kisses.. making plans to go again very soon Thank you Jenny, Good Luck :)..

Joy Cook

The last time I went it was called "Pet Porpoise Pool". Took the Grandkids last Saturday. We all had a fantastic time. Well done everyone, keep up the great work. The Cook, Welsh and Beverleys. Great thank you!!! ..

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