uShaka Sea World needs voluntary educational guides

  • 11 January 2013 | SAAMBR

The work of a voluntary educational guide is fun, interesting and fulfilling. Zama Shandu shows a hermit crab to a young aquarium visitor 

uShaka Sea World is looking for new recruits to boost the ranks of its voluntary educational guides. Additional guides are needed to cater for increasing demand for this valuable public service in 2013.

uShaka Sea World’s enthusiastic and dedicated voluntary educational guides give of their time to work with children on courses, interact with guests, and guide organised groups through the aquarium.

The work is varied and interesting. You might spend a day with primary school learners one day, cruise ship passengers the next day and foreign visitors the day after that.

Guests range from age two to 92 and come from all walks of life. Many guides have been with us for years and find their voluntary involvement in uShaka Sea World fascinating and rewarding.

If you have a passion for people and a desire to conserve the ocean and its creatures, then you’re the person we’re looking for!


• Aged 18 to 65
• Willing to work weekdays or at weekends
• Ability to get to uShaka Sea World
• Willing to work for no pay
• Ability to communicate in English

During February 2013 NPC Sea World Education staff will be accepting applications for new volunteers to work as education guides in the aquarium and for school courses.

No qualifications, biological or educational experience is needed to become an educational guide. Comprehensive training will be provided. All that is required of you is enthusiasm and an ability to communicate with people, particularly children. Speakers of all languages are welcome, although English is essential.

There will be presentations for interested applicants on Thursday 24 January at 5.30pm and on Friday 25 January at 11am, at the NPC Sea World Education Centre at uShaka Marine World. 

If you see yourself as a potential educational guide or should you require more details, contact Mpho Portia Lephaila on 031 328 8192.

Please note: We have already filled our quota for 2013, but we do have a waiting list available if you would like to call Mpho and give her your details.

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