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 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