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Are you keen to share Byron Bay’s historic and natural treasures? Enthusiastic and committed people are invited to join the friendly group of volunteers at the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

‘Cape Byron Trust is currently seeking additional volunteers to help visitors enjoy Byron Bay’s maritime history and the annual Humpback Whale migration,’ Cape Byron Trust Chairperson Yvonne Stewart said.

‘Volunteers have the opportunity to be trained as interpretive guides in the Cape Byron Lighthouse and surrounding precinct,’ she said.

‘You will learn about the history of the lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area, marine life, and how to pass this knowledge on.

‘Volunteers are an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the Lighthouse Museum. They all bring something unique to the place that enhances our visitors’ experiences.

‘Whether it’s telling the story about the lighthouse, shipwrecks of the Bay or pointing out whales on their migration there are many tales to tell.

‘The volunteer program increases visitor access and enjoyment of our heritage while strengthening our local economies through increased tourism opportunities.

‘Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ages, abilities and backgrounds and need no previous guiding experience, just an interest and passion in contributing to conserving our maritime history and the natural environment,’ Yvonne Stewart said.

‘Volunteering at Cape Byron is a great way to spend time at one of the most beautiful places on the east coast of Australia while educating visitors about our unique environment.’

An information day for new volunteers is being held on Thursday 22 November from 9.30am till 12noon. This will include an introduction to the guiding and volunteer program at Cape Byron and a tour of the Lighthouse Museum and tower.

If you would like to attend the information day please contact Nathan Oliver on 6620 9300 or [email protected] to register your interest.

Image: Shining a light: now is your chance to join the volunteer guides at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Photo D Young/NPWS

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