National Volunteers Week is all about showing appreciation to the people who give up their time to help out and Gloucester’s National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) office did just that recently.
From May 21 to 27, organisations were encouraged to take time out to say ‘thank you’ to its volunteers as part of the annual celebration acknowledging the generous contribution of volunteers.
Copeland Tops volunteers were invited to a day trip on Wednesday, May 23 to Sea Acres National Park by NPWS ranger, Coralie De Angelis.
The volunteers, who are the backbone of the tours run through Copeland’s Mountain Maid gold mine, were treated to a cultural bush tucker tour as well as a chat about tour development.
It was a good opportunity for the volunteers to enjoy a tour as a guest and also provided an experience that may help them with their own tours in Copeland.
The Copeland mine tours are a join effort between the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and NPWS.
Tours are organised and booked through the VIC, while NPWS provide training to the volunteers who run the tours.
Anyone can book into a tour, which typically run every Wednesday and Sunday from 10am until noon, with a minimum of two people required to run the tour.
Tours can also be arranged outside of those times, if required.
Tours cost $12 per adult, $8 per children or $28 per family (2 adults and 2 children).
Booking can be made at the VIC on Denison Street or by calling 6538 5252.
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