Join team at iconic Norah Head lighthouse

Some of the volunteers at Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve

The team at Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve is looking for up to 25 volunteers to help in a variety of ways at the historic maritime centre.

Chairman of the Management Board, Neil Rose, said there were opportunities to help with tours of the 119-year-old lighthouse tower, in the Stables souvenir and refreshments shop or with Coast Care native vegetation management.

“Conducting tours of this iconic lighthouse tower is a feel-good activity where you meet a variety of people from all walks of life,” he said.

“Tour guides provide information of when the lighthouse was built and why – it has a fascinating history.

“Volunteers need to be reasonably fit though, to climb the 96 steps to the top balcony up to four times during a shift.

“Others might be interested in our little Stables Shop which operates out of the Reserve’s historic stables building and sells tickets for lighthouse tours, souvenirs, packaged icecreams, cold drinks and packaged snacks.

“There’s no food preparation or hot drinks.

“We also need people interested in outdoor areas and the environment to join our Coast Care volunteers.

“This friendly group of people collect seeds from the Reserve’s native vegetation, propagate and then plant a variety of native vegetation.

“Some Coast Care volunteers look after the gardens at the Reserve entry, too, to make the experience for visitors just that bit more enjoyable.

“This team of people also remove unwanted weeds and stabilise erosion points,” Rose said.

People interested in volunteering can contact the site manager Tracy Stubbings on 0452 564 102.

Sue Murray

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