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The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust is a charitable organisation which tells the story of our land, our whenua. It inspires our people and visitors to learn, discover and be connected to our living planet and cultural histories, so together we can care for and contribute to thriving communities. We aim to develop a generation of people who care for the planet and its people by understanding, appreciating and protecting our land, our sky and our ocean.

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark hosts a monthly public talk series at the Oamaru library every third Thursday of the month. A wide range of experts and speakers are invited to share their knowledge with the Waitaki community. We need volunteers to help with the promotion of these events and support on the day. Tasks include:

  • (Optional) Graphic design of promotional material

  • Distributing promotional material in Oamaru to cafes and shops

  • Help to set up at the library and tidy up afterwards

  • Welcoming the audience to the event

This is your opportunity to be involved in the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark and the community. Each talk offers something new and interesting.


  • Great communication skills

  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy

  • Ability to use your initiative

  • An interest in and passion for promoting the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark positively in the community

Time commitment:

Ideally a volunteer would be available for 1-2 hours/month to distribute poster and for about 2 hours at as many of the public talks as possible for 2021. The public talks are every third Thursday of the month at the Oamaru Public library (except December & January due to holiday season). Posters are usually distributed to cafés and shops in Oamaru 3-4 weeks before the talk.

These are the dates for the public talks for 2021:

  • 18 February 5 – 7pm

  • 18 March 5 – 7pm

  • 15 April 5 – 7pm

  • 20 May 5 – 7pm

  • 17 June 5 – 7pm

  • 15 July 5 – 7pm

  • 19 August 5 – 7pm

  • 16 September 5 – 7pm

  • 21 October 5 – 7pm

  • 18 November 5 – 7pm

If you are interested, please email our Coordinator Lisa info@whitestonegeopark.nz and we will get back to you shortly.

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