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Published Thursday 16 June 2022

Seymour Visitor Information Centre needs volunteers

The Seymour Visitor Information Centre is looking for passionate volunteers to promote Mitchell Shire.

Located at the Old Courthouse, the Centre is a launching pad for visitors to discover the region and relies on its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

Sally Connell has been volunteering at the Centre for more than 20 years and said meeting new people was the most rewarding part of the role.

"A friend asked me to help out and I decided to give it a go. I loved the experience and have never left," she said.

"By far the best part is the wide variety of people you meet from all over the place.

"You get to learn about them and their part of the world and then share your passion for Mitchell Shire."

Sally said she was passionate about helping people discover Mitchell Shire and everything it has to offer.

"In the early days I kept speaking to people who were surprised at how much is going on in Mitchell Shire," she said.

"People would often say they’ve seen signs for Seymour or Kilmore but never stopped to check it out.

"With the ongoing promotion of the region from Mitchell Shire Council and local tourism groups, I’m pleased to be hearing that less. "The volunteers at the Centre are an important part of that promotion. We make sure when someone does stop in, we let them know just how much there is to see and do."

While volunteering does require a time commitment, Sally said you can be as involved as you want to.

"It’s a very rewarding thing to do and it doesn’t require a huge time commitment. You’re not signing up for a full-time job. We appreciate any help you can give us,' she said.

"No formal experience is needed but a friendly and welcoming personality and local knowledge are a must.

"Computer skills are handy but it’s something you can learn when you’re in the role.

"Volunteering at the Centre is something I encourage people to think about. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people and promote our region."

For more information about volunteering at the Seymour Visitor Information Centre, contact Council on 5734 6200.

Information about what to see and do in Mitchell Shire is available at all Customer and Library Service Centres and on the Discover Mitchell website.

Comments from Mayor Bill Chisholm

'Volunteers at the Seymour Visitor Information Centre play an important role in helping visitors navigate our Shire and discover what it has to offer ... It’s a rewarding role that doesn't require a huge time commitment and it’s a great way to meet new people ... You will be part of a great team and you might even discover some hidden gems in Mitchell Shire you didn’t know about ... We know there are lots of locals keen to spread the word about Mitchell Shire and we want to hear from them.'
Mayor Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 22 June 2022.