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Interested in becoming a Dolphin Marine Conservation volunteer?

 

Dolphin Marine Conservation - 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.

 

 

  • Work Experience Programme - Open to school students year 10 & above. These students undertake a block of full time work at DMM, usually for a period of 1 week.
 
 

Dolphin Marine Conservation 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 8.30am 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.

 

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

 

Send applications to:

 

Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd T/A Dolphin Marine Conservation
65 Orlando St.
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

 

Or 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..

Karen

It was the most amazing experience. Your staff looked after our assistance dog at the front counter and she happily slept the whole time we were in the park. We found the shows to be so educational and informative of marine conservation and the size of the park was perfect for our children (both have autism) to be able to cope. We had booked in for a meet the seal and a shallow swim with the d..

Stacey Grundy

Omg, what can I say except what an amazing experience we had on our visit. My 3 girls and I did a shallow water dolphin experience and it was the best! The trainer was very informative and so good with the kids. The kids played games with the dolphin, fed it and had photos. The funniest was my youngest who played the game where she splashed the dolphin and then it splashed her back 20 times as..

Trudy Newman

On Wednesday 10th April My husband and I bought our 4 year old grandaughter to your park. It was the best place that we could have bought her to. She learned so much in a smaller environment without the distractions of all the crowds and rides. Even at 4 she is passionate about keeping our oceans clean for our wildlife. She loved that she could interact with some of the animals and get to hand..

Shannon

My husband and I stopped at coffs harbour for a night on our way to the gold coast on out honeyhoneymoon. We went to the dolphin marine park while there , and had an amazing time , got photo's being kisses by a dolphin and seal and got to get in the pool with a dolphin and give it a cuddle which is a big dream off my bucket list. Would really love to win as we are doing the big trip again and ..

Leah Bauerhuit

I last was at dolphin marine magic about 9 years ago and ABSOLUTELY loved the animals.One of my children has seen the park but not my youngest.I would really appreciate to win this as we are coming to Coffs Harbour in February......Please kind regards Leah ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜..

Annabelle Guest

I first saw the park and I was amazed I never seen a dolphin and to swim with one was the best. once you got over the cold chill of the water it was like your in a paradise. in a heartbeat, id go there again any time. Thank you Annabelle, we hope to welcome you back to the park some time soon! DMM team :)..

Karen Purchase

I turned 50 in August and I used the money from my family and friends to tick off 2 of my bucket list, to touch a seal and a dolphin. My dreams came to when I booked myself into being โ€˜โ€™Trainer for the Dayโ€, I blew my mind as I got to see everything from behind the park and how well looked after each animal, I got to walk seals an their exercise, participate in the show (I was so excited I for..

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