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Loddon Visitor information Centre seeking volunteers

Released on 8 August 2019

The Loddon Visitor Information Centre is keen to hear from volunteers who would like to become part of an enthusiastic team that enjoys helping visitors and sharing knowledge about our region.

Volunteers are needed on Sundays or public holidays and can be limited to three hours per year. Shifts are from 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm. Volunteers can nominate their preferred month and shift.

Mayor Cheryl McKinnon said volunteers provided a valuable contribution to the Loddon Visitor Information Centre.

“At the end of the 2018/19 financial year Loddon Shire staff and volunteers assisted 4796 visitors who walked into the Loddon Visitor Information Centre.

“It is this assistance that ensures Council can continue to provide a service for visitors exploring the region.”

Cr McKinnon added there were many benefits to volunteering with the Loddon Visitor Information Centre.

“As well as the opportunity to share the hidden gems of our Shire, volunteering at the centre provides the chance to connect with other volunteers, meet new residents and meet visitors to our region from around Australia and overseas.

“If you are new to the Shire, volunteering at the centre is a great way to meet people. For students who have just finished school, volunteering can help you gain some valuable work experience.”

As well as being part of a great team, volunteers take part in free familiarisation tours of key tourism attractions, take part in a number of social and networking opportunities, and have free internet access during shifts.

A Christmas function is held every December with Wedderburn Community House to thank volunteers for their work throughout the year. Wedderburn Community House front desk volunteers assist the Loddon Visitor Information Centre Monday to Friday.

To find out more about volunteering at the Loddon Visitor Information Centre and get an information pack, contact the centre on 5494 1257.

Image: Loddon Visitor Information Centre volunteers Rosmaliza Mohamed Azahar and Elizabeth Canfield. 

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