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MEDIA RELEASE - Release #10
The Grey Nomad Volunteer Program is a great initiative. We've chatted to the Program Coordinator, Douglas Stewart previously in this section of our website
Grey Nomad Volunteer Program
For immediate release: 16th March, 2010
For more information: Program Coordinator – Douglas Stewart
It is with much anticipation that the communities of the Barcaldine Regional Council welcome the start to the tourist season as travellers
start to appear in Western Queensland.
“All communities in our region have got behind the Barcaldine Regional Council Grey Nomad Volunteer Program,” said the program Coordinator Doug Stewart, “registering a wide range of community projects that they hope to attract the assistance of Grey Nomad Volunteers to help complete,” he said.
“The program had been a great success for local communities in 2009 with a large quantity of work completed with the valuable assistance of Grey Nomad Volunteers travelling through our region,” he said.
“The program’s success is obviously spreading as I have also received many enquiries about the program from communities all around our region,” Doug said, “from Birdsville in the south west to Mackay to the north,” he said.
In 2009 Volunteers assisted Barcaldine community groups with:
•Computer work – installation and data entry
•Designing and making garments for NAIDOC week fashion parade
•One on one reading at the State School
•Serviced and assembled push bikes for State School
•Sharpened tools for Manual Arts Class at State School
•Repaired grave stones – RSL
•Made new grave stones - RSL
•Fixed downpipes and locks
•Entertained hospital patients
•Fixed sound system – Radio Theatre
•Assisted at Revfest
•Fixed hand rails
•Cleaned breeze air filters
Community groups and communities in and around our region are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator if they would like more information about the workings of the program. It is hoped that in the long term that volunteers who have worked in the Barcaldine Region can then be informed about programs operating in other communities in Queensland that are on their travel route.
Project Registration forms are available by contacting the program Coordinator on 46515600.
Do not hesitate to contact the coordinator if you have any queries about the program.
Grey Nomad Program Coordinator
Barcaldine Regional Council
PO Box 191
BARCALDINE QLD 4725
Ph: 07 46515600 Fax: 07 46511778