Monday, April 13, 2015

SVP (Sherpa Volunteer Program) Training #3 - come and join us

There have already been two sherpa volunteer training sessions at the Grampians Park in Halls Gap. Each step along the way more people are joining the growing, and so far only, SVP.

This program is "hosted" by CVA - Conservation Volunteers Australia. Each newcomer is  signed up as a CVA volunteer, which takes care of  the fundamentals of volunteering, before being introduced the fundamentals of guiding a TrailRider.

The next step, being patiently worked on, is for CVA to develop, across Australia, a program that can mesh with each and every chair.


John Kenwright is interviewed on ABC Central Victoria
Parks Victoria have been working hard at developing this program with John Kenwright being interviewed this morning on ABC Central Victoria. Also the official announcement


Parks Victoria is recruiting members of the community to train as Sherpa volunteers for assisting TrailRider users in the Grampians National Park. When a TrailRider is booked by a visitor to the park, the Sherpa volunteers take the visitor out in the  chair on various park trails and assist with pushing/pulling the chair. As a Sherpa volunteer, you don't need to be super fit but a love of being outdoors and good general fitness is required.
The details of the Sherpa volunteer training are as follows:When: 10.00am to 1.00pm , Saturday 18th April 2015Where: Brambuk -the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls GapRSVP by 17th April to Caitlyn O'Reilly on 0428553040 

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