THE knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion of GAPDL's Visitor Information Centre volunteers plays a crucial part in visitors getting the most out of their stay in the region.
In celebration of the 25th annual National Volunteers Week, GAPDL's major corporate partner, QGC, welcomed ambassadors from the Gladstone and Boyne TannumVisitor Information Centre to a morning tea on Thursday morning.
The ambassadors were presented with a 25-year anniversary badge in commemoration of National Volunteers Week.
Lynne Lewis was also awarded a five-year badge for her service in the Gladstone region.
GAPDL chief executive officer, Glenn Churchill, said: "Volunteers are an integral part of the community and are at the forefront of both our visitor information centres and Communities for Children Family Centres. Their contribution to the region is invaluable."
Visitor information centre co-ordinator, Lynette Spencer, said there were about 60 volunteers who regularly donated their time at either the Gladstone, Boyne Tannum, Miriam Vale or Agnes Water hubs.
"They're so passionate about their region," Ms Spencer said.
The visitor information centres are always looking for new volunteers.
Ms Spencer said many people donated their time as they want to pass on their local knowledge and enjoyed meeting people.
Many newcomers to the region also volunteer, as it gives them an opportunity to find out first-hand just what is in the area in the way of attractions and events.
For more information on volunteering, contact Lynette Spencer on 4972 9000.