The Shire congratulates Lucie Gilles for her work with the Darling Range Wildlife Centre.

Byford resident Lucie, was recognised in February 2020 as a part of the Shire’s Volunteer Recognition Program for her hard work with the Darling Range Wildlife Centre.  

Lucie received a $100 voucher to a restaurant of her choice located within the Shire.

We asked Lucie a few questions about her experience volunteering:

How did you get involved volunteering for your club/group?

I have always loved animals and I had a bit of spare time so I looked for organisations near me. The pictures of joeys and baby birds on the Darling Range Wildlife Shelter's website won me over.

How long have you been involved in volunteering?

I have been volunteering for eight years now, and I am not ready to stop.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

The feeling of nursing an sick bobtail lizard back to health or reuniting a baby magpie with it's parents is amazing.

What makes your club/group special to you?

Everyone is passionate about wildlife and comes with their own knowledge. The volunteers teach each other’s and learn from each other. It's also a great way to make friends.

Why would you recommend others to get involved in volunteering?

It's great way to learn new skills and to be involved in a field you are interested in. You also get to meet lots of like-minded people.

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