The community inspired Vanished World Society was established in the early 2000's to help raise public awareness about the geology of the Waitaki district. The Centre in Duntroon (35-minute drive from Oamaru) houses an inspiring collection of fossils detailing the geology of the district and is open 7 days a week.
We have staff that cover 5 days a week and need volunteers to help us cover the other 2 days. We need volunteers to help with:
Opening & closing the Centre
Greeting & guiding visitors to the Centre
Providing information about Geopark sites
Providing visitors with information about Duntroon and Waitaki District
Recording daily visitor numbers and income
Some administration tasks
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
Ability to use your initiative
Comfortable to work by yourself
There is a 7 day / week roster with shifts between 9.30am – 5pm in summer and 10am – 4.30pm in winter. Ideally, volunteers would commit to 1 shift per month. Preferably weekends, but weekdays are also possible.
If you are interested, please email our Vanished World Team Leader Sarah email@example.com and we will get back to you shortly.