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Sherpa program

Parks Victoria provides TrailRiders (all terrain wheelchairs) in selected parks across Victoria enabling visitors to access more rugged walking tracks. As a volunteer Sherpa you will provide this physical assistance to pull/push the TrailRider on a variety of park walking tracks in the Grampians.

Volunteering as a Sherpa in the Grampians National Park is a great way to explore the park while lending a helping hand to park visitors. As a volunteer Sherpa, you will play an important role in enabling visitors with disabilities or mobility limitations to explore locations beyond the realm of conventional wheelchairs, helping them to get outdoors and be active. You will also get to meet some amazing people.

Plans are to extend the Volunteer Sherpa Program to additional parks in the future.

What you'll do

Sherpa volunteers:

  • Assist visitors to physically access and explore parks
  • Provide park information and track advice to TrailRider users
  • Enhance the park experience for park visitors

Volunteer Sherpas must have a good level of fitness, good communication skills and enjoy engaging with people.

Download the Sherpa Volunteer role description.

How to join

To apply you will first need to register as a volunteer at www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au

Once you're registered, login to apply for upcoming programs listed here.

All successful applicants will require a National Police Check and Working with Children Check. The National Police check can be processed online, and Parks Victoria will cover the cost. All successful applicants will be required to attend a one-day Induction in Halls Gap.

Enquiries

For any questions please phone 13 1963 or email us at volunteer@parks.vic.gov.au