Last year Parks Victoria (PV) ran a Volunteer Track Ranger Program in north east Victoria. They received a very positive response from both the people who volunteered and those who were out hiking in the areas where volunteer rangers were present. PV has decided to run the program again this year and is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified people.

Being involved in the program will enable participants to expand their volunteer experience while exploring some of the remote terrains and campsites in the Alpine National Park. This helps Parks Victoria during peak times of visitation.

PV volunteers co-ordinator Yohanna Aurisch says:

Volunteer track rangers provide a presence by Parks Victoria along key hiking and camping areas, on Mount Bogong, Mount Feathertop, the Alpine Crossing Walking Trail between Falls Creek and Hotham and additionally this year, there might be some opportunities on Mount Buffalo opening up too (will be decided soon). We are looking for volunteers with hiking and camping experience in remote mountainous areas, good fitness and people skills. They must be self-sufficient. Volunteers may apply as couples or singles, in which case we will pair them up with a second track ranger to ensure safety. The main dates we are looking to cover are the New Year’s period, the Labour Day long weekend and Easter”.

To express interest in being involved, please check the role description available here which details tasks, skills, locations and dates. As with all Parks Victoria volunteer programs the volunteers are covered by Parks Victoria insurance.

You will need to discuss exact details of being involved with PV via phone or email. To express interest, please email Iris Curran via iris.curran@parks.vic.gov.au or call the Mount Beauty PV office number on (03) 5754 4693.