ParkCare Visitor Assist - 2018 VisitorAssist Volunteer Intake

The wait is over!

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is now recruiting for the 2018 intake of our VisitorAssist program!

Interviews, induction and training will commence in April and May!

VisitorAssist is a specialist stream of ParkCare where volunteers are provided with the training and support necessary to understand, explore and interpret the natural environment to our visitors.

The program is based at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park.

Volunteer recruitment may turn into a competitive process and successful volunteers will be selected based on the principles of equity and diversity. We are looking for volunteers with the following attributes;

  • excellent communication skills
  • creativity and the ability to collaborate
  • friendly 'people' people!
  • great customer service experience
  • interest in, and willingness and ability to learn more about Tidbinbilla, Namadgi and the Canberra environment

We are looking for volunteers from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, and a mix of age groups. We would love to hear from teachers, researchers, museum practitioners, bushwalkers and campers. Please don’t worry if you don't tick any of these boxes as we would still love to hear what experience and interests you can bring to the team.

VisitorAssist Volunteers are passionate communicators who are able to enthuse our visitors with their passion for Canberra's natural and cultural environment.

VisitorAssist Volunteers represent the ACT Parks and Conservation Service - ParkCare Initiative. VisitorAssist volunteers and are asked to commit to two shifts a month at either Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or Namadgi National Park. Shifts are typically on weekends, and additional opportunities to volunteer are available throughout the school holidays and busy periods. Volunteers are required to be well presented, prepared to wear a uniform and share their knowledge and experience with the public whilst on duty.

If you're interested in finding out more about being a VisitorAssist Volunteer, please click the 'apply now' button on this volunteer activity and the Program Coordinator will be in touch with you!

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the Program Coordinator, Jen Hewitson and VisitorAssist Volunteers please attend the Connect and Participate Expo at the Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston this Saturday 24th March 2018 from 11am – 4pm. We will be located at the ‘Volunteering for the Environment’ stall on the lower floor (stall number 30/31).

If you have any questions, please email jennifer.hewitson@act.gov.au