Wednesday 17 November 2010

Experience of a Lifetime at Gallipoli

Conservation Volunteers Australia has been appointed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs to manage volunteer involvement in the 2011 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli, Turkey. This is an exciting, and strictly limited, chance to be a part of the team delivering the commemorative services. The 2011 program is the 6th consecutive one managed by Conservation Volunteers.

Volunteers will take part in the Dawn Service near Anzac Cove, the Australian service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair. Volunteers will fulfill a range of roles including handing out information packs and providing assistance to visitors and those with special needs.

Team Leader, Graeme Hickingbotham, said "To experience the Gallipoli peninsula on Anzac Day is special for Australians and New Zealanders. It is made even more special through being part of a team of volunteers at the commemorative services. This experience will stay with you for a lifetime."

"We would love to hear from adult volunteers who feel they can assist with the program. Volunteers with some experience in caring for elderly or disabled visitors are very welcome, though this is not essential. We are also hoping to include some younger volunteers in the team if possible (minimum age is 18)."

Program dates: 19th - 30th April 11.
Program fee: $5,090 inclusive of return international airfares departing, Syd/Mel/Bris/Perth, all meals, hotel accommodation, coach and ferry transportation, battlefield visits, project leaders and some recreational activities.

For more information visit or freecall 1800 032 501.

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About Conservation Volunteers
Conservation Volunteers was founded in Australia in 1982, and expanded operations to New Zealand in 2006. Involving over 10,000 volunteers every year, Conservation Volunteers is a leader in delivery of practical conservation programs, community involvement and a range of training programs.

Conservation Volunteers has offices in 30 locations around Australia and New Zealand, and offers volunteer opportunities every week of the year. Conservation Volunteers has been recognised with many significant awards, including the United Nations' Environment Program Global 500, 6 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, and Ecotourism Australia's Ecotourism Award 2009.

Conservation Volunteers Australia is a Registered Training Organisation.
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