The Bibbulmun Track Volunteer Program relies on the bushwalking community and Bibbulmun Track walkers in particular to commit their time to assist in the maintenance and delivery of the Foundation’s programs and services.
The Volunteer Program supports the key objectives of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation (BTF):
- To encourage community participation and ownership of the Bibbulmun Track.
- To promote the Track and the experience it offers.
- To maintain a safe and quality walking experience.
- To protect the Track’s natural and cultural values.
- To preserve the Track’s assets and public/corporate investment.
Volunteers contribute their time to the BTF for a variety of reasons, including:
- Wanting to play a part after their enjoyable walking experiences.
- Feeling they have something, such as skills, to offer the Foundation.
- Meeting like minded people.
- Wanting to be fit, to be outdoors and to be involved with nature.
- Developing skills in leadership, Track maintenance and guiding.
- Helping to conserve and maintain the Track.
- Accessing training opportunities to develop new skills.
- Helping to spread the word and raise people’s awareness of a world class facility that is freely available for everyone to use.
Be assured that the Foundation is committed to ensuring that your volunteering experiences will be rewarding, pleasant and enjoyable. Hear one of our volunteers, Charmaine, talk about her experiences in this video.
Ode to our volunteers
Our vollies are a funny lot
They work hard and whinge a lot
About the scrub they have to hack
Laying all across the Track
And in the office too
There are lots of things to do
Lick the stamps, answer the phone
Working fingers to the bone
Upon our vollies we depend
To keep the Track free end-to-end
Of trees that have over blown
All of this they do alone
Answer questions by the score
Of people coming to our door
Telling them just what we think
When they want to take the kitchen sink
Vollies are the backbone of this organisation
With lots of skills and occupation
With smiling face they never shirk
Even the most unpleasant work
Our vollies they are versatile
Never frown, always smile
Fighting ants and sucking ticks
As they pick up rocks and sticks
So if you’re retired and nought to do
Come on down, we’ll find a job for you
Join our happy band of volunteers
It will keep you occupied for years
Once a year we get a reward
For all the work hours that we’ve scored
So come down and join our list
Without our vollies we can’t exist.
Jim Freeman (aka The Mad Axeman)