At Phillip Island Nature Parks we hope to inspire future generations to a career in environmental conservation. Below are opportunities and information for you to learn more about a potential future in conservation.

     
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Work Experience                                       

Work Experience

Work experience opportunities are available for year 10 students who have a passion for working in the environment. Our unique week-long program allows students to gain hands on experience in many areas of the Nature Parks, including assisting rangers at the Penguin Parade, revegetation work with the environment team, koala enclosure maintenance at the Koala Conservation Centre and daily farming activities on Churchill Island Heritage Farm.   

Work Experience dates for 2017

  • June 19 – 23 BOOKED OUT
  • June 26 – 30 BOOKED OUT
  • July 17 – 21 BOOKED OUT
  • July 24 – 28 BOOKED OUT
  • September 11 – 15 BOOKED OUT
  • September 18 – 22 BOOKED OUT
  • October 9 – 13 2 POSITIONS LEFT!
  • October 16 – 20

NB: Positions are limited and fill fast. Unfortunately we are unable to offer dates for the whole school year. However in the past, schools have allowed students out of class to attend the dates we offer if the dates do not coincide with the schools work experience dates. Please discuss this with your school work experience coordinator.

To apply for a work experience position contact us at  schoolbookings@penguins.org.au. 

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Careers Brochure

Looking for a career at the Nature Parks? Check out our different departments and the opportunities available in our careers brochure.

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Volunteering

Volunteering


Volunteering is a rewarding and educational experience providing you with an insight into the work we undertake as an environmental organisation. We rely on the assistance of many volunteers to assist us in completing the significant amount of conservation work undertaken at the Nature Parks each year.

 Volunteering activities may include:

  • Penguin Study Group
  • Environmental volunteering
  • Holiday programs

For more information contact recruitment@penguins.org.au

A number of coastal and bushland environment volunteer groups exisit in the area. Visit the Bass Coast Shire Council website for further details. 

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Ranger Interviews

What do our rangers get up to in their day to day work? Check out the videos below!

Jodi Bellet - Penguin Rehabilitation

 

Paula Wasiak - Burrow Checks


 

Ashley Reid - Koala Health Checks


 

Dr Rebecca McIntosh - Seal Entanglements


 

Daniel Kallstrom - Koala Feeding


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