VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: GEOPARK HOST
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 is hosted within the Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre in Oamaru. We need volunteers to help with:
Man the Geopark’s front desk and greeting people to the Geopark corner of the Visitor Centre in Oamaru
Relay information about the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark, the displays and the stories of the Waitaki
Tourism Waitaki’s staff will also be present in the Centre, however they will focus more on wayfinding to other attractions, accommodation / transport information and general enquiries.
Volunteers will gain:
Increased knowledge of Waitaki’s heritage – The stories of our land and our people
Fantastic opportunities to meet both locals and visitors and work with an enthusiastic team of people
Great personal development with opportunities to both share your skills and learn many more
Welcoming, polite and concise verbal communication and tidy presentation
Honest, reliable, punctual and trustworthy
Basic computer literacy ideal
An interest in and passion for promoting the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark positively in the community and visitors
The Trust will train the volunteers about the Geopark and other relevant Waitaki features and stories.
There is a 5 day / week roster with shifts between 10-1 and 1-4 (Thursday – Monday) during the school term. During school holidays, there is a 7 day / week roster with the same shifts. Ideally, volunteers would commit to 1 shift per week. Preferably, volunteers would be able to commit to an at least 3-month placement.
If you are interested, please email our Coordinator Lisa email@example.com and we will get back to you shortly.