To grow and protect the fisheries and wildlife of the Taupo area and offer the visitors the opportunity to learn about NZ's natural resources.
Tasks include working at the Visitor Centre front desk, light site maintenance and cleaning, aquarium and fish feeding, education tours for school groups, attending Museum and Trout Society events and helping with public fishing days. There will also be opportunities to spend time outdoors with the Conservation Department learning fisheries work.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
Volunteer will need to have an interest in enviormental and outdoor projects. You will be working in a variety of roles that may also include retail sales and group leadership or education, so an enthusiasm for youth and community is important. A strong level of English is required. You may also work with endangered species from time to time and involved in the fisheries hatchery, so interest in animals and their welfare is best. You will need to throw yourself into any task that needs assistance, including cleaning and maintenance.
Turangi, North Island
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
Accommodation is on site with other volunteers. You will be given supermarket vouchers to self-cater for meals.
Number of ACVE volunteers in project: 2-3 - male and female.