Volunteers needed at Birdsville
NEW opportunities are on the horizon in the lead up to the 135th Birdsville races, affectionately dubbed ‘The Melbourne Cup of the Outback.’
The iconic event, run over the first weekend in September, is searching for volunteers to help the event raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, a charity that provides vital medical support to remote areas.
The weekend combines an exhilarating 13 race program with live music, cocktail parties and a Fashions on the Field competition, drawing a 7,000 strong crowd to the event yearly.
Volunteers can choose when and how they dedicate their time by choosing their availability and areas of interest prior to the event.
In return, all volunteers will receive a free pass to the two day event and a polo shirt to keep as a souvenir.
“Volunteering is one of the most rewarding and exciting ways to experience all the magic of the Birdsville Races,” said Gary Brook, Vice President, Birdsville Race Club.
“When you work behind-the-scenes, you get a deeper insight into the community and heritage of the Races – the unique and wonderful characters, the sense of camaraderie, and the huge effort that goes into putting on an event of this scale in one of Australia’s most remote and distinct cultural heartlands,” said Mr Brook.
Volunteers can register at www.birdsvilleraces.com /Volunteer, those interested are required to be 18 years-of-age or over.