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Volunteering at the Grampians

Parks Victoria and Conservation Volunteers Australia have paired up to create a variety of practical conservation volunteer opportunities within the Grampians National Park. There are a number of projects planned, including tree planting, habitat restoration, park maintenance, flood and fire recovery projects and many more.

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Do you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy helping people?

Grampians National Park is seeking volunteers to be trained as all terrain wheelchair operators, also known as sherpas. As a volunteer sherpa you will play an important role in enabling park visitors with mobility limitations to be able to explore one of Victoria’s most stunning National Parks using the Parks Victoria TrailRider chairs.

Parks Victoria provides all terrain wheelchairs called TrailRiders in selected parks across Victoria. These chairs are provided to improve access for park visitors with mobility limitations and can be borrowed for free. To operate these chairs a minimum of two operators (sherpas) are required to push/pull the chairs on a trail with a chair passenger. Many park visitors with significant mobility limitations are keen to borrow the TrailRider wheelchairs to explore our beautiful parks. Unfortunately not all of these visitors have sufficient fit carers or friends available to be sherpas for operating the chairs. The new Sherpa Volunteer Program will help address this need and will make it possible for more people with disabilities to access parks. The Sherpa Volunteer Program recruits members from the community to be trained as volunteer sherpas. When the new Sherpa Program is operating, park visitors will be able to book sherpa volunteers to accompany/support them on the park trails.

To find out more about the responsibilities of the volunteer sherpas, please contact:

Caity O'Reilly

Volunteer Coordinator, Grampians National Park 

Phone: 0428 553 040 / (03) 5361 4063 

Email: volunteergramps@parks.vic.gov.au

Volunteering

You can volunteer for the day, or for the week, whatever suits your availability. All volunteers are provided with the appropriate tools and equipment needed for the project. Accommodation can be arranged if needed. Projects will run out of Halls Gap, located in the central Grampians and transport will be provided from Halls Gap to and from the project site daily.

For more information email: volunteergramps@parks.vic.gov.au or GrampiansRegion@cva.org.au

Or visit: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au  


 

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