Denmark Visitor Centre Volunteers
Denmark Visitor Centre Volunteer Information
Volunteers currently work two hour shifts when they are available. Full training and support is provided, with the aim to create a fun and fulfilling experience for our volunteers
The service operates at 73 South Coast Highway, Wednesday to Sunday from 9am – 2pm.
Tea and Training Sessions
Bi-weekly Tea and Training sessions are a fantastic way for our volunteers to learn local up-to-date knowledge about natural attractions and services in the surrounding area. These sessions are videotaped and made available to those not able to attend as well as future training tools for new volunteers.
Our first session was with special guest Kym, a local ranger from the local Department of Wildlife Services, who shared with us her expertise of this area.
The following training sessions have included:
- Morning tea at the Recollections of War – a family owned museum in Youngs Siding
- Bev from the Denmark Historical Museum
- Helen and Cheree from the Valley of the Giants
- Sonia from Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions in the Warren Region presenting “Insight into Indigenous Cultural Sites in the Great Southern”
- Evening guided tour at the Valley of the Giants with Helen
The regular training sessions not only give the volunteers the knowledge and experiences they need to be ambassadors for Denmark, but also give a great opportunity for team building and camaraderie.
Meet Our Volunteer Coordinators
Ali Walmsley and Karen Cussons have been employed by the Denmark Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the volunteers and the smooth running of the visitor service. Both women are super passionate about Denmark and have excellent people and organisation skills which makes them perfect for the job!
If you wish to join our volunteer team, you can do so stopping into the centre during opening hours or email Ali directly with any questions or further details at email@example.com
Meet Volunteer Superhero – Jessie MacIver
Jessie has lived in Denmark for 30 years and enjoys volunteering at the visitor Centre because of her interactions with the visitors, the other Vollies, and the lovely volunteer coordinator!
Her favourite place in the Great Southern is Shelley Beach (West Cape Howe).
Her happiest place in life is here in Denmark, walking with groups and friends and being outdoors in the environment and being with people.
Meet Volunteer Superhero – Georgie Plunket
Georgie has lived in Denmark for just 1 year and enjoys meeting people when she is volunteering at the Visitor Centre.
Her favorite place in the Great Southern is Monkey Rock and she is at her happiest when she is at Lights Beach.
Meet Volunteer Superhero – Richard DeKleer
Richard has lived in Denmark for just 8 months so loves to volunteer to have contact with visitors, other Vollies and Ali.
His favorite place in the Great Southern is the Wetlands Centre and he is at her happiest when when he is wandering through the bush or sailing on the ocean.