These Two Oceans Aquarium penguins walking down stairs will make you want to volunteer ASAP

We are all waddling through Januworry like a lost penguin - but maybe these from the Two Oceans Aquarium will motivate you to push through.

The adorable video of these tuxedoed critters going for a walk down a flight of stairs was originally posted by Claudie Layton, later shared by the aquarium. 

Their determination to get down those stairs should be the energy you take with you into 2020.

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Become a Volunteer

If these penguins make you want to get into marine conservation and you're about to head back to school, the Two Oceans Aquarium is looking for Grade 10s, 11s and 12s to apply to become an FET Young Biologist Volunteer - for free.

If you're successful, you'll spend four days learning theory to help with volunteering work, levelling up your skills as a presenter at the Touch Pool & Microscope. 

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After the course, you can opt to become a full volunteer at the aquarium during the school holidays.

But hurry - the deadline for applications is 17 January!

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Here's what you need to know:

  • Youth volunteers at the Aquarium are expected to maintain a minimum level of volunteer activity to keep their active status - three shifts of 4.5 hours during each school holiday period as a minimum.
  • To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any queries please email or call 021 814 4555 for more information.
  • Dates for the course: 15, 22 and 29 February and 7, 14 and 21 March 2020.

An adult and want to volunteer? Applications are currently closed for adults, but you can sign up to their newsletter to find out when their next round of applications opens again.