Volunteers Sought for Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre

Published on 09 July 2021

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People who are keen to share their local knowledge and promote local produce and businesses to visitors are being sought for casual volunteer roles at the Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre.

As a key point of contact for visitors and locals to source information about local businesses, accommodation, events, and local produce, the Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is also a featured driver reviver station for travellers passing through who need a place to have a break.

“Tourists are drawn to the VIC for our volunteers' trusted local knowledge, and while we still dispense lots of maps and brochures it is the local knowledge that is most valued and appreciated,” Council’s Executive Director Community and Corporate Paul Holton said.

“Sharing your local knowledge and skills is a terrific way to help make our region a great place for people to live and visit.”

Council is committed to supporting and advocating tourism in the Snowy Valleys, via the Visit Snowy Valleys brand and providing information to travellers and locals, as well as providing a platform for tourism operators and destination marketing activities across the region.

As a volunteer you will greet visitors to the area and assist with local information such as maps, activities and driving routes.  Applicants should be able to volunteer weekends and public holidays and have some basic computer skills.

“Obviously, we’d prefer people with some local knowledge of the Tumbarumba area and the wider Snowy Valleys region, but if you have a welcome, friendly and patient personality that’s the most important trait, everything else can be learnt,” Mr Holton said.

“The benefits for volunteers include sharing your knowledge and skills to help make our region a great place for people to live and visit as well as gaining experience in the local tourism industry.”

For more information or to apply contact the Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6948 9195 or email [email protected]

 

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