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Volunteer with Dolphins in Western Australia
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Volunteer with Dolphins in Western Australia

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Program Summary

Volunteer and get up close and personal with Dolphins on a paradise Beach in Western Australia!

Your project is based at a non-profit Centre in Bunbury committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism. Facing Koombana Bay to the North, the Centre enables people to interact with Bottlenose dolphins in a variety of ways. There are up to 100 dolphins living in the Bay and groups of them regularly visit the shallow waters in front of the Centre.

As well as time in the water with the dolphins your role involves interaction with the public. You're there to learn and then educate. 80% of your day will involve talking to people who come to see the dolphins, educating them about their characteristics and making them aware of how crucial it is to conserve these wonderful animals.

Other tasks may include:
- Talking to visitors on the beach - explaining what the Dolphin Centre does.
- Assisting to coordinate the Interaction Zone when dolphins visit.
- Managing the front entrance and Dolphin ...

Locations

Australia: Bunbury, Perth

Adventure Types

  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Nature Tours
  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Causes

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Conservation
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Science
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Year(s) Offered

Available from the beginning of October through to the end of June - you can choose your start and finish dates within this period from 6 weeks to 12 weeks, subject to visa restrictions.

Participation Guidelines

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

What's Included:
- Arranging your Programme
- Full pre-departure support and assistance
- Payment Protection insurance
- Accommodation
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Daily transport to and from your Project
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Free T-Shirt
- Certificate of Completion

Further Info:
* Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office.

* You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.

* Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, wellbeing and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Accommodation Options

  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Independent living

Salary & Compensation

We organising unpaid volunteer and Internship experiences overseas, for which participants have to pay to take part in (which covers things like their food, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, support of our local staff etc). We do not arrange paid programmes or employment opportunities overseas.

Experience Required

No

Qualifications

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 18 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture, has a love of dolphins and has initiative.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
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