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Bushy Beach Wildlife Advocate


Department of Conservation (DoC)







Working with existing volunteers and staff from the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony we are looking for people able to help in the evenings from September to April.

To encourage visitors to view the penguins and other wildlife from the viewing hide or track to ensure disturbance is kept to a minimum.
Educate visitors about the needs of wildlife and how to behave around them.


Locally based with an interest in wildlife and conservation. Able to communicate with public. Fitness level medium. You may be required to walk down the track to the beach to encourage people to leave.
Need to make own way to Bushy Beach each evening.
Initial training, but no ongoing supervision. New and inexperienced volunteers will work in pairs.

Time commitment

We have volunteers on the track for two shifts every evening from September - April.
4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm. Volunteers need to commit to at least one shift per week (2hours).

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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