VOLUNTEERS REWARD: The Warwick Visitor Information Centre team at their last famil, which included a trip to the Mary Poppins House in Allora.
VOLUNTEERS REWARD: The Warwick Visitor Information Centre team at their last famil, which included a trip to the Mary Poppins House in Allora. Contributed

Checking out the best tourist spots in region

VOLUNTEERING has never been more rewarding in the Rose City, especially for the dedicated crew at the Visitor Information Centre.

The passionate team of volunteers recently went on a 'famil' excursion to a number of tourist attractions in the region, as part of their visitor services training program.

Visitor Information Centre co-ordinator Amy Walker said the Warwick Tourism and Events team was comprised of 14 vibrant and enthusiastic volunteers who were mainly based in the centre.

"Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the provision of visitor information and services within the Southern Downs region," she said.

"The 'famil' trips give the volunteers an opportunity to experience, explore and evaluate each operation to ensure they can pass on expert knowledge to the region's visitors."

The Visitor Information Centre volunteer team is always looking to expand, with dedicated and passionate volunteers most welcome to apply.

Mrs Walker said Warwick Tourism and Events was looking for a special kind of volunteer.

"Warwick Tourism and Events volunteers need to be passionate about the Southern Downs region, its many treasures and experiences," she said.

"They also need to take great pride in delivering exceptional customer service, be able to problem solve and find answers to every visitor question and having an ability to navigate the internet is a bonus."

The Warwick Art Gallery is also looking to recruit some more volunteers.

Gallery director Karina Devine said she was keen to get some volunteers in the reception area.

"We're looking for people who like to talk to people and are independent," she said.

"It's a really nice relaxed little job."

Application forms for anyone interested in volunteering at the gallery are at the reception desk.



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