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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. Open dates for 2020 placements to come, so please check back soon. 
  • High School Work Experience Program - Open to school students year 10 & above. Currently we are completely booked for the remainder of 2019. Applications open late term 3 for spots in our 2020 program. 
 
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

 

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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..

Michelle Coad

My family with two teenage children travelled from Port Macquarie to visit on 15th July because my daughters school camp to Coffs Harbour was cancelled and the one thing she wanted to see the most was the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We arrived late so didn’t see the dolphin show but absolutely loved seeing the seals, dolphins, penguins and other marine life with their daily goings on. We..

Amelia

I was a junior marine ranger for the whole day and it was such an incredible experience, it is definitely worth coming and having a look at, and even if you are not a junior marine ranger it is still mind blowingly awesome, one of my favorite moments there was being able to see the dolphin show and also being able to pat the dolphins belly, my favorite dolphin is Calamity because she is really..

Melissa

We visited last year and absolutely loved it! We had been to the Gold Coast and stopped over on the way home to Sydney. My 3 teenagers all agreed it was the best place we visited! We didn’t have time to swim with the dolphins but we are planning on returning this October and will allow more time. Thank you for a great experience Thank you Melissa, we hope to see you in October :)..

Rosalind Cocker

Hi my entry is not about having been there it is about wanting to see photos of my two beautiful grandchildren having fun there. We live in the U.K. our two gorgeous grandchildren EVELYN 7 and OLIVER 5 left our shores to a new life in Australia 5 years ago. It’s tough sending gifts as postal charges are so high. I saw this Park whilst looking for possible gifts I could book online for them. I ..

Kristy Atkins

This spectacular place is my absolute happy place and has been since the age of approx 10yrs of age . I moved to Coffs Harbour when I was 7. I met a dolphin for the first time and swam with them for the first time at the age of 10 and since then my passion has grown so much more . I am now 28 yrs old and living in Qld , my last memorable time was volunteering here at the park for 3+ months eve..

Jeremy Edwards

Hi, I would like to thank all the staff, that made my families day at the park on mothers day. It started with we were running late, after having to wait for a table at the cafe. I took my 2 year old to get a dolphin kiss, my wife had to go finish feeding our 2 month old. The staff at the kisses waited longer for my wife, this was much appreciated. after spending a couple of hours here we had ..

Tammy Hawkins

By far the best family friendly park for children and adults to learn and interact with marine life. The staff are friendly and helpful, willing to answer any questions. There is something for everyone at any age. Love this park. Hi Tammy, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again...

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