Rotorua Museum are looking for more people to join their award-winning volunteer guiding group and are offering a free 12 week training course in preparation.
Outside the Walls Walking Tours were created the day Rotorua Museum suddenly closed (18 November 2016) following earthquake damage and quickly evolved into twice daily free tours of Government Gardens.
The tours have ensured the sharing of stories about Rotorua’s unique environment, the people of the past and the historic Bath House building has never ended. More than 4,000 people have toured with the volunteer guides since inception and this innovative and informative engagement led to them winning the Supreme Award at the Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards 2017.
The new training course will start on 30 May 2018 and will include weekly sessions on Wednesday morning.
Volunteer Guide Coordinator, Julie Parsons, says you don’t have to be an expert in history.
“We’re looking for people who are good communicators and have a passion for the stories of our unique region.”
As well as meeting new people and learning more about the history of Rotorua, guides are also invited to Museum and Friends of the Museum events.
To learn more and register your interest in becoming an ‘Outside the Walls’ Walking Tour Guide contact Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or register at www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/support-us