Applications close on the 30th of Sept for the Gallipoli Volunteer program.
Being a volunteer will put you in the centre of activity of the staging of the Gallipoli commemoration services. It is an absolute unique way to visit, honour the soldiers, and to serve. Volunteers from previous Gallipoli Volunteer teams have consistently commented at how impacting and special it was to be a Gallipoli Volunteer.
The program includes extensive visits to important locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. These locations include: Lone Pine , Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, ‘V’ beach, The Nek, and many more. Volunteers get to walk the Rhododendron Ridge from Chunuk Bair to the coast. You will stand at Quinns Post and look down Monash Valley to Shrapnel Gully and beyond to the Aegean Sea.
This program also includes visits to Canakkale, the ancient ruins of Pergamum, Ephesus as well as Kusadasi.
For full program information and to apply go to: http://conservationvolunteers.co.nz/get-involved/volunteer/gallipoli
Previous Gallipoli Volunteer comments include:
“I have come away with a much enhanced understanding of the significance of Anzac Day commemorations for the Australian, NZ and the Turkish nation. Personally and as a team we engaged with the stories of and honoured individual Anzac’s – a deeply moving experience.”
“I was impressed with the quality of time and planning with the Gallipoli Volunteer program. I feel that no other tour could give us a feel and knowledge of Anzac as what we have had.”
“The outstanding aspect of the Gallipoli Volunteers was seeing the battlefields and cemeteries in a way normal tours don’t. We had a great tour guide and team.”
“It was special to be engaged with a team of enthusiastic and generous volunteers to accomplish a range of challenging, but enjoyable tasks in somewhat unpredictable weather conditions.”