Park Guide Volunteers
Volunteer Park Guides
Finalist in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards – Environmental Volunteering category
Parks Victoria have pioneered a Volunteer Park Guides pilot program to create an engaging and meaningful place-based experience connecting volunteers and visitors, in both urban Yarra Bend Park and the regionally remote Alpine National Park.
The programs engaged 17 highly connected volunteers who were trained and supported to facilitate the place-based interpretive tours, then conducted 120 tours and provided a point of contact at both sites over 45 days. More than 1000 visitors directly engaged with the Park Guide volunteers.