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.
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:
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!