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Be a volunteer interpreter

Be a volunteer interpreter

Updated 28 November 2017 3:32pm

Greater Wellington Regional Council has been running guided walking tours in the Wainuiomata Water Collection Area since 2001, with assistance from a number of volunteer Interpreters. These Interpreters pass on their knowledge and appreciation of the environment to other members of the community and help protect one of the region's finest natural assets.

GWRC invites suitably skilled people to apply for our Volunteer Interpreter Programme. Once trained, the Interpreters join GWRC rangers in guiding the public through the Water Collection Area forest, an area regionally important for water supply and as a forest ecosystem.

To become an Interpreter you will need to be confident in rugged terrain (where the weather can change quickly) and have had experience navigating and guiding in wilderness areas. We also need to know about your:

  • Fitness level (as an Interpreter, you may be required to guide walks for 6 - 8 hours)
  • Knowledge of flora and fauna
  • Experience navigating and guiding in wilderness areas
  • First aid skills (we can arrange a training course if necessary)
  • Communication skills (you will be talking to groups of up to 60 people)
  • Other relevant skills and abilities

It is helpful if applicants live in the Wellington region. Greater Wellington Regional Council will provide equipment and training, and cover some associated expenses.

Please forward your CV to:

Greater Wellington Regional Council Parks
PO Box 40 847

Or email