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Volunteer Track Ranger Program

 Falls to Hotham

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.

Where?

The program runs on Mount Bogong, Mount Feathertop, the Alpine Crossing between Falls Creek and Mount Hotham and Mount Buffalo.

When?

The program usually runs for 5 or 6 days in the New Year period and over the Labour Day Long Weekend and Easter.

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.

A National Police Check will also be conducted on all successful applicants with the cost covered by Parks Victoria, this is now completed online to save processing times.

For any questions please email volunteertrackrangers@parks.vic.gov.au.