The Accolades Keep Coming for Excellence at CHV!

May 21, 2015

After the disastrous weather event in Caboolture on May 1st, and the wonderful work our volunteers did in helping to keep over 30 people safe and dry and preventing them from driving in the floods, as well as feeding them, the Village has received a number of awards and recognition for it’s work.

The ABC interviewed Greg Raedel, the Operations Manager and featured the story on their website for a number of days.  Subsequently Mr Andrew Powell, MP, Member for Glasshouse,  made a presentation to Greg, and Roger and Bupha Dunstan along with a gift voucher in appreciation for the work they did.

Powell Award

Then came the news from Trip Advisor.  “TripAdvisor is delighted to award Caboolture Historical Village the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.”  Visit our Trip Advisor page here.

Then an award from Wyatt Roy, MP, Member for Longman.

Wyatt Roy's cert

 

Greg Raedel and Roger Dunstan are all smiles, as are the many volunteers who know that the work they do in the Village is appreciated!!!

Volunteers Wanted

We do need more volunteers. Do you like having fun?  Teaching?  Demonstrating?  Gardening?  Cafe Work? Building? Just meeting people and talking?  We are looking for more people to participate in our re-enactments, or showing visitors around.  We will have some exciting news soon about our special program for Tour Guides.   You do not need to know all the history of the Village and its buildings – we have tablets with that information on them for Tour Guides to refer to – but most visitors need to be shown around and many will tell the Tour Guides their stories – of the items in the Village that remind them of someone or something that they remember from their younger days, or stories their grandparents have told them.

If you can only work one or two days a week, or a fortnight we can find jobs for you.

The Village is open 7 days a week (except a couple of major public holidays), so volunteering any day of the week is appreciated.   It may be something you can do as a family – Mum or Dad and one of the children perhaps?  (Not littlies of course, but over 12s will learn a lot, and be able to take part.

Earlier this year 10 of our Volunteers in period costume – including a 12-year-old – travelled on the steam train to Gympie to celebrate 150 Years of Queensland Rail and had a lot of fun along the journey.

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To find out more about Volunteering at the Caboolture Historical Village phone  5495 4581 or email [email protected]

 

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