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Education volunteers work with school groups, courses and visitors. Their role is to inspire learners and visitors by introducing them to the wonder of marine life through our fascinating animals. Recruitment is done once a year, followed by intensive training that takes 6 months to complete.



Volunteers in this area are active in animal care. They may assist with cleaning exhibits, help to ensure that the back of house areas are clean and neat, assist with feeding and assist with a range of other tasks associated with caring for reptiles.



Aquarium volunteers assist in the day to day work of the aquarium, by cleaning exhibits both in the visitor areas and behind the scenes. Volunteers also help to prepare food for the aquarium, and assist with feeding fish. To volunteer here you need to be fit, mobile and able to swim.



Volunteers assist in preparing food for the animals, and clean and perform other tasks as required. There is no set recruitment period, but there is often a waiting list. You need to be fit, active and be able to swim very well. There is an obligatory training period to ensure that you are able to work in this environment.

A SAAMBR AV Technician with a video camera


AV volunteers assist the qualified AV staff set up the audio and video equipment used during the seal and dolphin presentations. Once they have enough experience, they also assist in filming the animals during the show and playing music. When time permits, the AV staff and volunteers support the Mammal and Bird staff with food preparation and cleaning. AV volunteers need to be fit, active and be able to swim well. Prior experience with music and video is advantageous but not essential, as inhouse training is provided. There is an obligatory training period.

Volunteer Criteria

Volunteer Criteria

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering at uShaka Sea World, complete the Volunteer application form or alternatively, contact Kathy Drummond on or call +27 31 328 8192.

Contact Volunteer Co-Ordinator

If you are interested in volunteering at uShaka Sea World, download the application form below and once completed, send it to Kathy Drummond on or call +27 31 328 8192 or fax to +27 31 328 8188.

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

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