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Volunteers sought to lend a hand at Gallipoli next year

The 2012 Gallipoli Volunteer team at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. A life changing experience is available for those who answer a call from Conservation Volunteers to assist with Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli next year.
The 2012 Gallipoli Volunteer team at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. A life changing experience is available for those who answer a call from Conservation Volunteers to assist with Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli next year. Contributed

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for an experience of a lifetime, assisting with vital visitor services at Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli in 2013.

Conservation Volunteers has been appointed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Affairs New Zealand to manage volunteer involvement in the Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli, Turkey.

This is an exciting, and strictly limited, chance to be a part of the team carrying out important visitor services throughout the commemorative services.

Volunteers will take part in the Dawn Service near Anzac Cove, the Australian service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair. Volunteers will fulfil a range of roles including handing out information packs and providing support to assisted mobility visitors.

Team Leader, Graeme Hickingbotham, said: "To experience the Gallipoli peninsula on Anzac Day is special for Australians and New Zealanders. It is made even more special through being part of a team of volunteers serving visitors at the commemorative services. This experience will stay with you for a lifetime." Applications for this unique volunteer experience close on January 7, 2013.

"We encourage applications from volunteers who feel they can assist with the program. Although not essential, volunteers with medical and Defence Force backgrounds are encouraged to apply."

Past program teams have had a diverse demographic of ages and backgrounds and young people are encouraged to apply for the team in 2013. The minimum age for an applicant is 18 years.

Program dates: April 17 - 29, 2013. Program fee: $AUS5400 inclusive of return international airfares departing ex Syd/Mel/Bris/Perth, meals, hotel accommodation, coach and ferry transportation, battlefield visits, project leaders.

For more information visit http://www.gallipolivolunteer.org.au or freecall 1800 032 501. More information about Anzac Day commemorations visit www.dva.gov.au/gallipoli

All about conservation volunteers

CONSERVATION Volunteers was founded in Australia in 1982, and expanded operations to New Zealand in 2006.

Involving over 10,000 volunteers every year, Conservation Volunteers is a leader in delivery of practical conservation programs, community involvement and a range of training programs.

Conservation Volunteers has offices in 30 locations around Australia and New Zealand, and offers volunteer opportunities every week of the year.

The orgnisation has been recognised with many significant awards, including the United Nations' Environment Program Global 500, 6 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, and Ecotourism Australia's Ecotourism Award 2009.

Conservation Volunteers Australia is a Registered Training Organisation.

For more information, visit: http://www.conservationvolunteers.com.au / http://www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz

Gympie Times

Topics:  anzac day, gallipoli, volunteers




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