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Volunteer at Brisbane Visitors Information and Booking Centre

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by Alison Muirhead (subscribe)
Doting grandmother and grey nomad who should join Volunteers Anonymous and is greatly in favour of a ten day week. So much to do, so little time.
Published June 25th 2014
The VIC Volunteers go Troppo at Tangalooma
VIC volunteer,customer
Welcome to the Brisbane VIC

There is no doubt about the professionalism of the volunteers at the Brisbane Visitor Information and Bookings Centre. They recently returned from their annual two-day conference which is so generously sponsored by Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island.

Tangalooma Sunset

Here they were in-serviced by a selection of members of the VIC and brought up to date with the latest in tourism opportunities in the South East corner and beyond.

tourism brochures for SE Queensland
So much to see and do

It was also an opportunity to let their hair down at dinner, with Australiana the theme for the evening. The happy little Vegemites stole the show.

Happy little Vegemites
Happy Little Vegemites

As well as manning the booth in the Queen Street Mall, VIC volunteers wander the Mall as rovers, greet visiting cruise ships, and conducting guided tours of the city centre on weekdays. Never a dull moment at the VIC, and with the G20 on the horizon, it promises to become even busier.

VIC rover at work,visitor,queen st mall
A-rovin' in the Queen St Mall

So, if you are a people person who would like to spend a day a week meeting and helping folk from all over Australia and overseas, and, in addition, learning "What's on in Brisbane", the VIC will welcome you. Uniforms are supplied, and training given by the paid and volunteer staff. Regular morning tea and breakfast meetings also assist in keeping in touch with the tourism scene. For further information, call in at the Centre for an application form or phone 3006 6290.

VIC volunteers in uniform,Tangalooma,Moreton Island
Going Troppo at Tangalooma
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Why? To meet and assist visitors from all over the world
When: 9-5pm Monday to Saturday,10-5pm Sunday
Phone: 07 3006 6200
Where: Queen St Mall, Brisbane
Cost: Free
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