Volunteer Track Ranger Program
Track Rangers are volunteers who walk and camp along popular tracks during peak holidays providing a presence by Parks Victoria in key visitation areas and providing hikers with up-to-date park information.
Participating in the track ranger volunteer program is a great way to help Parks Victoria by providing a presence and friendly contact point at campsites and trails in the Victorian Alps, promoting minimal impact techniques to improve awareness of park environment and providing visitors with current park information.
The program will run on Mount Bogong, Mount Feathertop, the Alpine Crossing between Falls Creek and Mount Hotham and Mount Buffalo.
The program usually runs for 5 or 6 days in the New Year period and over the Labour Day Long Weekend and Easter.
Specific dates will be listed when the new program details are organised around October 2016.
What key skills are needed?
You will need a strong experience in remote area hiking and camping, high level of fitness, positive attitude, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a valid first aid certificate and must be willing to camp out for a minimum of 3 nights in remote Alpine areas.
Volunteers may apply as couples or singles, in which case you will be paired up with a second track ranger to ensure safety. Volunteers must be fully self-sufficient.
Download the Volunteer Track Ranger Role Description.
To express interest or for further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will contact you when the program for the 2016/2017 season is organised.
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