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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..

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 😘😘😘..

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 ‘’Trainer for the Day”, 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..

Jessica Harding

I’d love to thank Terry and his team today for all their help in making my Nan’s first time encountering a seal, a spectacular memory. My son had a dolphin encounter for his 11th birthday 8/12/18 so I thought I would get something nice done for my 90 year old nan. With struggling to walk and being elderly I emailed Terry and asked if he was able to help out in someway where we could beat the c..

Kellie

What a great park the animals are so friendly.. the shows are amazing really enjoy them.. the dolphins were awesome great day Thank you Kellie, so glad to hear :)..

Shannon

Thank you so much to the team at Dolphin magic, we had the BEST most MAGICAL time today. My 7 and 3 year old are still busy chatting about our visit, this really was a unforgettable experience and one I couldn’t recommend highly enough to both adults as well as kids. We live on the Gold Coast, but would take the 3.5 hour trip to Coffs again just to come to see Dolphin Magic!!! Oh tha..

Taquiah Lukaszewicz

Wow! What a thrilling and educating experience! The animals are all so beautiful and very well looked after ! Amazing to see such wonderful progress in helping out our sea life ! I did a ultimate experience and it was amazing! So many facts and encouragement on how to properly look after our environment , staff were amazing and just over all the best marine centre helping towards a better futu..

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