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Call out for Seymour visitor information centre volunteers

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Volunteers at Seymour’s Visitor Information Centre play a vital role in helping tourists enjoy their stay in the area.

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.”

Ms Connell said she was passionate about helping people discover the region and everything it had 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 could be as involved as you wanted to be.

“It’s a very rewarding thing to do and it doesn’t require a huge time commitment,” she said.

“You’re not signing up for a full-time job. We appreciate any help you can give us.”