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Volunteers play an important role in the daily functions of the SA Whale Centre. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute their skills and experience through one or more of the roles available.

Training in the areas of customer service, point of sale, communication and education are available to assist volunteers with fulfilling their daily duties. Usually volunteer recruitment is done annually, however some positions do become available throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us as we are currently looking for more volunteers!

SA Whale Centre Volunteer Roles

Customer Liaison
In this front of house role, volunteers are required to address customer enquires, process sales and maintain the shop and display areas. The role will alternate between the front counter and the display areas of the centre.

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Customer Liaison Role Description (PDF 114 KB)

Education Volunteer
In this role, volunteers are required to lead groups through the centre, providing verbal narration of the exhibits and displays. Additionally volunteers may also participate in school based education sessions delivering fun, educational programs to groups either within Centre or on location.

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Education Volunteer Role Description (PDF 111 KB)

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Volunteer Application FORM (PDF 1.43 MB)

Whale Spotters (May – October)
Whale Spotter volunteers are recruited by the SA Whale Centre each year in April, to assist with both spotting whales and confirming sightings reported to the Centre by the general public. Whale Spotter volunteers are key members and are responsible for reporting and recording information about Southern Right whales throughout their annual migration (May-Oct).

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Whale Spotters Application FORM (PDF 1.39 MB)