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Auckland EMR Volunteer Training

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Lake Pupuke

1 Northcote Road Ext

Takapuna

Auckland, Auckland 0622

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Learn about being an EMR volunteer at Lake Pupuke. Theory and in water sessions included.

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This event is designed to help train our volunteers for the upcoming season and to provide a refresher for our existing crew. Whether you are new this season or you feel like you need some additional training all are welcome. Senior guides from last season are appreciated to help with the afternoon in water training.

If you haven't registered as a volunteer yet please follow this link.

COVID info:

In order to participate in person as a volunteer for any of our events (including training days) you will be required to provide proof of vaccination via the My COVID vaccine pass. Volunteers under 12 years old are exempt, however they must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian. Masks and social distancing will be encouraged where practical. Once you have register please send a screen shot of you vaccine certificate to sophie@emr.org.nz.

When you register you will have the option to attend any part of the following.

10:00am to 10:30am - Icebreaker and introduction to EMR

10:30am to11:30pm - Workshop on karakia and briefings.

11:30pm to 1:30pm - Lake based sessions: Kayak safety, guiding a group, rescue scenarios, swim test. *

1.30pm to 2.00pm - Lunch (BYO), Volunteering Q&A

*Snorkelling gear and wetsuit will be provided for those who do not have their own

We will cover the following during the training (all components will be hosted outdoors):

- Brief overview of EMR (more in depth presentation will be shared prior to event)

- How to give a briefing/ karakia

- How to kit up participants

- Leading a group

- Rescue scenarios

- Kayak safety

You will be marked and given a score which will give you your role for the upcoming season. 

Some of the roles are:

Land based

Kayak Support

Trainee Snorkel Guide

Assistant Snorkel Guide

Senior Snorkel Guide.

Please note that we will give you feedback and help you further your skills throughout the season. What ever role you have initially is just a starting point!


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Date and time

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Lake Pupuke

1 Northcote Road Ext

Takapuna

Auckland, Auckland 0622

New Zealand

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EMR is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation under the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC23406). EMR’s independence, professional delivery, marine reserves focus and provision of a range of learning styles make it unique within New Zealand. Since its introduction in Northland in 2002, EMR has expanded to 8 regions with a team of 30 coordinators nationwide.

EMR has guided snorkel experiences for 92,700 (132,500 including accompanying whanau and teachers) students in NZ marine reserves and over 23,000 people have been engaged in EMR organised marine conservation events. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now over 180,000.

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