Why Volunteer at the SAWC?


Whale centre

Volunteers play an important role in the daily functions of the SA Whale Centre. As such, we are always looking to expand our team. Our volunteers are encouraged to apply their skills and experience in any or all of our available roles.

We offer flexible hours and an exceptional team environment. Training is available in customer service & education and we also have admin and maintenance roles available. The SA Whale Centre is committed to assisting our volunteers in reaching their full potential.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team here at the SA Whale Centre, OR interested in becoming an official Whale Spotter; please contact us at whalecentre@victor.sa.gov.au. Call on: 08 8551 0750 or stop in to visit us at 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor SA 5211 and have a chat to the friendly staff and volunteers on duty.

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Volunteer Application FORM (PDF 1.43 MB)

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)

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)