Tamworth playground roll call for volunteers

A SECOND round of roll calls to enlist a volunteer army of 1000 to help build a Tamworth adventure playground begins this week.

Organisers pushing the playground are out to sign up a massive community support system so that the Tamworth Adventure Playground can be constructed over six days in October, with 1000 volunteer hands helping out.

“We need 1000 volunteers to help over the six days in a range of roles, including construction, general labour, gardening, landscaping, creative design and catering,” committee president Charles Impey said.

So it will be a co-ordinated effort, with more information sessions this week and next for anyone wishing to donate their time and talents for the construction. The playground will be built in the grounds of the Tamworth Marsupial Park at Endeavour Dr.

The organisers launched the recruitment drive last month and are looking for all hands on deck – and describe it as the biggest community project in Tamworth’s history. They are hoping to attract people who can lend a hand doing anything to help, from drilling, sawing, bolting, screwing, painting, sanding, cleaning, paving, cooking, and even parking. 

“This playground will be the 13th of its kind built in Australia and, from all reports from previous builds, it is a fantastic experience to be involved in,” Mr Impey said. 

“Volunteers will be helping us build a community asset that can be enjoyed by children and their families for generations to come.” 

The next one-hour session is tomorrow at 6pm at the community centre in Darling St, Tamworth, where information will be provided about available roles and what is involved in the building project.

Two more information sessions will be held next week – on June 11 and 12, also at 6pm at the community centre.

Volunteers who would like to sign up can also contact the Tamworth Adventure Playground volunteer co-ordinator Veronica Filby on 0427 000 633.

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