Urgent call to arms for volunteers

Posted on 26th August 2019

Darling Downs heritage-listed museum, the Jondaryan Woolshed has issued an urgent call for volunteers to support their upcoming Spring Heritage Festival.

Jondaryan Woolshed General Manager, Rebecca Pope says it takes a village to run the four-day event and due to growing crowds in 2019, they need more hands on deck.

“This is our fourth heritage event this year, and collectively we have welcomed more than 5,000 visitors through the doors,” said Ms Pope.

“We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our festival food and activities – everything from greeting visitors to supervising our animal nursery and games, making and serving food and supporting on-the-ground clean up and operations,” she added.

The Spring Heritage Festival will be running at the end of the second week of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, commencing on Friday, 27thand running until Monday, 30thSeptember.

“As caretakers of one of Australia’s oldest Woolsheds and an iconic historical museum, we place a high value on showcasing the rich history of the Darling Downs. In order to hold events, like the Spring Heritage Festival, and inspire future generations, we need to grow our family of dedicated volunteers,” said Ms Pope.

Volunteer applications can be requested via Facebook message or by emailing info@jondaryanwoolshed.com.au.

Expressions of interest to volunteer at the Spring Heritage Festival must be made before Sunday, 8th September 2019. Expressions of interest to volunteer on a regular basis or for other future events are also encouraged.