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Become a Volunteer

Reef HQ Aquarium volunteers donate their time and considerable talents to assist Reef HQ Aquarium expand and improve services to visitors and the local community. The volunteer program enables the local community to become more involved with the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

What is a volunteers role?

Depending on your time, talents and interests, you can assist with a range of activities, including: conducting a guided tour, assist manning the front information desk, assist the education team with school programs, member events, after hour functions, administration, marketing and promotions and some curatorial operations.

What skills do I need?

No specific qualifications are required, just a firm commitment to the volunteer program and its goals. Applicants must be 18 or over.

How do I become a volunteer?

Reef HQ Aquarium accepts a limited number of volunteers each year.  An open night is held at the begining of February each year to explain the program to those interested. Applications are then lodged and potential volunteers interviewed to match their interests and skills with positions available.

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to undertake training, which includes a 10 week part-time training course in March/April /May (a $60 charge applies),  and a minimum of 4 hours per fortnight for a period of 12 months.

Last published on 06/12/2011

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