DO YOU have a love for the great outdoors and some spare time on hand?

Gladstone Regional Council is looking to recruit more volunteers for the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

The search is on for local residents to assist at the visitor centre and help with the associated programs and activities it offers.

Volunteers are needed to run the free guided walks which resume at the Gardens in April; assist with school holiday programs and within the visitor centre; and help at various functions and events hosted within the Gardens.

The council's parks and recreation portfolio spokesperson councillor Graham McDonald said no experience was needed with all training provided.

"We are looking for community minded residents who might have a keen interest in the Gardens or the outdoors, and who can spare a couple of hours each week in a volunteer capacity," Cr McDonald said.

"Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens is a key attraction for the Gladstone Region and attracts thousands of visitors each year."

Those interested in becoming a volunteer can phone council's parks and environment department on 4977 6899 or email parks@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.



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