Celebrating National Volunteer Week at NGT Mount Gambier

National Volunteer Week celebrates and acknowledges how important volunteers are, and we have been doing just that. NGT’s week kicked off on Monday at the Mount Gambier office and community nursery for the NGT Open Day; the few sprinkles of rain didn’t interfere with our ability to talk!

Enjoying a chat (and an impressive spread) at the NGT Mount Gambier Open Day. Photo: Nature Glenelg Trust

NGT nursery assistant Ryan Little assists keen participants trying out seed cleaning. Photo: Nature Glenelg Trust.

It was great to catch up and thank some of our volunteers, as well as meet some new faces. There were lots of interesting discussions about our collective interest in conservation and the environment, and about volunteering opportunities with NGT projects.

Ryan, our NGT nursery assistant, was on hand to help people have a go at seed cleaning. Everyone quickly realised how separating seed pods and unwanted material from seeds is an intricate task.

We are very thankful to all that attended the Open Day, and hope to see you at future NGT events, perhaps as a volunteer!

Our final event for National Volunteer Week is a day out at Eaglehawk Waterhole this Saturday 25th May.

Our volunteer coordinator, Kimberley and NGT volunteer Sue Black, chatted to Selina Green on ABC South-East South Australia Radio about National Volunteer Week, and all the great things volunteers can do with NGT! Click on the link below if you would like to listen to the interview.

Lauren Kivisalu