Guide to Becoming a Volunteer
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless,
but because they’re priceless.”
– Sherry Anderson
The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) is the result of many years of voluntary effort. The value and values of volunteering are woven into the organisation’s fabric. It is a local citizen’s initiative to be proud of. The space for volunteers is expanding. To help you think about taking up a volunteer membership, this brief guide relies on information to be found on other pages of this website. Please look at them first.
Q. Where does volunteering fit into the GCBR?
Q. How can you engage as a GCBR volunteer?
The initiative to become a volunteer starts with your own passion. So, be clear about and able to explain what drives you to commit energy to the GCBR and its work. Why translate your enthusiasm into action in this way? What can you contribute? Is it specific to a GCBR project, is it your own proposal, or do you want to make what you have to offer, on call? Each has a different starting point for engaging.
If you wish to volunteer on a project, the starting point is to talk with the relevant Project Manager shown on our website. He/ she will ask for your registration as volunteer to be recognised as a project-supporter.
If you have a concrete proposal for applying the volunteer support you can bring, or have an idea for leading or co-organising an initiative, please get in touch with the leadership team via firstname.lastname@example.org. They will get in touch to see what would work best mutually.
If you want to make your expertise, knowledge, contacts or other resources available that the GCBR can rely on as needs arise, please register via the web-form provided.