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Parks research project - Volunteers needed

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, April 06, 2017

Hi everyone

We have been approached by the Community Engagement Branch, DEWNR, to assist them to arrange a gathering of Friends of Parks Inc. volunteers, to come together to talk about their experiences in and around our State’s parks, marine parks, and reserves. This is from a park visitor perspective, not in a volunteering capacity. Please see the information below from Michelle Read, Marketing and Communications Manager.

We would love to bring together a group of volunteers in the next two weeks to understand the experiences they have in and around the state’s parks, marine parks and reserves. We need to speak to about 10 people.

The workshop will take two hours, and will be held here at the DEWNR Offices, Room 10.7 - Level 10, 81 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, on Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 1 pm - 3 pm.

The workshop will use a design thinking methodology – an innovative, evidence-based, visitor-centric approach to solving problems. We’ll explore volunteers’ goals, needs, barriers and ideal scenarios when visiting parks. Then we’ll map the journey that they undertake when visiting parks.

The workshop will be collaborative and contain some creative elements. Volunteers won’t be sitting back listening to a presentation – we’d love them to actively participate.

If you wish to be involved, can you please respond to: Emma Acella, Trainee Administration Officer, People and Performance, Community Engagement, on 8463 7117 or email, stating:

Friends of Parks Inc. Member Group:
Best contact telephone number:
Email address:
and please copy me in to your reply, so I can keep up with the numbers attending.

Thanks very much for your time.


Kind regards

Pam Smith
Grants and Volunteer Program Administration Officer

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