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Sea Acres Rainforest Centre volunteers

Sea Acres National Park

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Volunteer as a Discovery guide or Wilderquest Education guide at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre in Sea Acres National Park. Introduce visitors to this subtropical coastal rainforest near Port Macquarie.

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7 days per week, 364 days a year, with a minimum of one 3.5-hour rostered shift per week, 9am–12.30pm and 12.30pm–4pm.

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Ever considered volunteering to be a local tour guide? Rainforest Discovery guides at Sea Acres National Park personally introduce visitors to a rare subtropical coastal rainforest near Port Macquarie by guiding tours along Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk. Explain rainforest ecology, identify birdcalls and answer the questions of your enthralled local, interstate and international visitors. Or become a Wilderquest Education volunteer. You'll present fun nature-based child-centred activities that meet NSW curriculum outcomes for 5 – 12 year olds.

New volunteers get plenty of training. You'll also buddy with an experienced guide before providing tours independently. Recruitment drives for guides are held every 2 years, but casual vacancies can crop up at any time. Wear neat casual trousers or shorts when you volunteer. Your shirt, name badge, first aid field kit, 2-way radio and insect repellant are all provided. Contact us if you want to be part of this rewarding volunteering activity.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE


Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH