Volunteers are the backbone of the conservation, tourism and education work done at Kings Park and Bold Park, and here at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) we place great value on the vital support provided from our hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
This week we celebrated the importance of their contributions with two National Volunteer Week events.
The Friends of Kings Park hosted a morning tea on Wednesday 19 May 2021 attended by Hon Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Emergency Services; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; and Volunteering. On Thursday 20 May the BGPA Volunteer Coordinator hosted a breakfast for the Presidents and Volunteer Committees at Zamia Cafe.
Both volunteer celebrations were supported by a Lotterywest and Volunteer WA grant.
BGPA Executive Director Alan Barrett said the dedicated support of volunteers made a tremendous difference to the work of the parks.
'This National Volunteer Week I want to say, on behalf of the Board and the whole Authority, a massive thank you - for the contribution you make, for the dedication you demonstrate and for the support you provide to the whole community.'
Volunteer groups provide support with the nursery, bushland, administration, guided walks, horticultural knowledge, orchid caring, climate watch tracking, children’s activities, events and maintenance of the memorial plaques in Kings Park.