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Sovereign Hill Celebrates Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (20-26 May), is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

With over 250 dedicated volunteers, Sovereign Hill will this week recognise their extraordinary contribution across Sovereign Hill, Narmbool and the Gold Museum.

Running for over 35 years, the volunteer program largely supports the interpretive activity of Sovereign Hill, activating over 30 sites within the museum with ‘hands-on’ activities such horse care, flag making, scrimshaw, cooking and sewing.

Ranging from one-year-old to ninety-one-years-young, the Sovereign Hill volunteers are a devoted group, with the longest serving volunteer recently celebrating 38 years with the museum.

Although their work is appreciated every day, National Volunteer Week provides the opportunity to thank volunteers for every thing they do.

Kelly Bevan, Volunteer Manager, Sovereign Hill, said “Our volunteer program is a great opportunity for volunteers to develop their skills and make new friends as they become part of our community, working to interpret the history of Sovereign Hill to people from all over the world.”

For more information on Sovereign Hill’s volunteer program, or to become a volunteer, visit www.sovereignhill.com.au/sovereign-hill/memberships/friends-of-sovereign-hill/