Tourism is at the Heart of the Great Lakes
Council recognises this and the importance of tourism to the social, economic and cultural well being of the region. Council, through Great Lakes Tourism, has responsibility for marketing and promotion, management of the area's tourism resources and the provision of visitor services and information.
Great Lakes Tourism has four Visitor Information Centres (VIC's) that provide information, maps and a wide range of brochures on both Great Lakes and wider New South Wales. The Centres are located in Forster, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens and Pacific Palms. The main goal of Great Lakes Tourism is the creation and promotion of the region as a destination.
What Do You Need to Know to be a Volunteer?
When you decide to be a volunteer you bring with you your energy, generosity, local knowledge and wealth of experience. You also become part of the Great Lakes Tourism Team. Volunteers are not meant to replace paid staff, but rather complement existing staff and aid in the service of visitors.
As a member of the Great Lakes Tourism team you are entitled to a job description, supervision, training and insurance cover while volunteering with us.
There are a number of policies and procedures you need to know in order to work effectively as a volunteer and as part of the Great Lakes Tourism Team. Contact Great Lakes Tourism to obtain a copy of the handbook, which outlines all you need to know to be a volunteer for Great Lakes Tourism.
Principles of Volunteering
Great Lakes Tourism recognises and values the contribution made by volunteers to not only the provision of visitor services, but also to the wider community. Volunteers are valued because:
- Volunteering enables people to contribute to their community and to build caring networks;
- Volunteering provides an opportunity to utilise existing life skills, the development of new skills and an opportunity for work experience in the local community;
- Volunteering enhances the range of services available due to the diversity of volunteers' skills.
Volunteering allows for wider community participation in the provision of visitor services.
How Do I Become a Volunteer?
Contact Great Lakes Tourism's Visitor Services Coordinator to request a Volunteering Information Pack.