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rofeyVolunteering at Bendigo Heritage Attractions

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 … the volunteers and staff at Bendigo Heritage Attractions, know this all too well.

Bendigo Heritage Attractions takes care of three historically significant sites, including: Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways and the Bendigo Joss House Temple. All of these sites rely on volunteers to keep them up and running. The work of Bendigo Heritage Attractions could not be done without a dedicated team of volunteers.

All these sites have their own story and appeal to different interests, but the same sense of enthusiasm pervades at all of them and this is what quickly turns new volunteer recruits into passionate supporters.

"One of the joys of volunteering at the Bendigo Joss House Temple is giving people an insight into the important contribution the Chinese made to the early goldfields and later communities and to their role with regard to Australia’s multicultural identity. Despite the poor reception, treatment and discrimination by some, they have supported and contributed to the rich social tapestry that is our history,” says, Mikelle Dingwall who has been volunteering at the Joss House for 8 years.

Allan Birchmore, a retired fitter and turner, who is now a volunteer conductor for the Bendigo Tramways, 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.”

Bendigo Heritage Attractions is currently recruiting for new volunteer tour guides at the Bendigo Joss House, Archivists and Conductors at the Bendigo Tramways.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer contact Bendigo Heritage Attractions on (03) 5443 8117. 

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Contact:

Bendigo Heritage Attractions
76 Violet Street
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Australia
Tel: 03 5443 8117
Fax: 03 5443 8341
Web: www.bendigoheritage.com.au
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Central Deborah Gold Mine
76 Violet Street
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Australia
Tel: 03 5443 8322
Fax: 03 5441 7669
Web: www.central-deborah.com
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Bendigo Tramways
1 Tramways Avenue
Bendigo, VIC 3350
Australia
Tel: 03 5442 2821
Fax: 03 5441 3820
Web: www.bendigotramways.com
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Bendigo Joss House Temple
Finn Street
Bendigo, VIC 3350
Australia
Tel: 03 5442 1685
Fax: 03 5443 8341
Web: www.bendigojosshouse.com
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