|Vacancies and volunteers|
Are you looking for something to be passionate about?
Whether you’re new to Bendigo or are part of a family that has been here for generations, Bendigo’s story has a way of capturing everyone’s imagination …
We are currently recruiting for new volunteer Tram Drivers and Tram Conductors/Depot Tour Guides as well as Tour Guides at the Bendigo Joss House Temple.
In the words of our current volunteers...
Allan Birchmore, a retired fitter and turner who is now a volunteer Tram Conductor, finds that he has gained a lot through volunteering: “Getting out and dealing with the public was a little bit different to what I was used to,” he says. “I enjoy the mateship of the guys at the tramways; it’s just great to be around them.”
Semi-Retirement helped Ross Turton realise you can only check the mailbox so many times in one day. Ross had spent 40 years as a truck driver but had driven enough kilometers and wanted a change. It is the enjoyment of working with the other 'blokes' that has Ross working three days a week at the Tramways. "Most of the blokes are all around my age. We are part of a family that get to have a bit of fun."
Before starting volunteer work at Bendigo Tramways, carpenter's assistant Bill Chan had never been on one of our historic trams. A family friend introduced Bill to the busy Tramways workshop, Bill found himself enjoying helping the specialist carpenters restore the vintage trams to their former glory. "Some of the trams come in a little bit rough but they come up good. Everyone's got work to do and we're busy all the time." Nine years after first joining the workshop, Bill says it is the friends he has gained that make the work truly enjoyable.
Want to Find out more?
Please call Anita Bagley on 5442 2821 or click here to fill in an Expression of Interest form.