We have already achieved over 7,547 Volunteer Hours and 10,365 Travel Hours totaling 17.912 Hours this financial year 2019/20
Volunteers from affiliated Four Wheel Drive Clubs perform thousands of hours of volunteer work each year, supporting our land managers Parks Victoria and DELWP with projects that achieve a better experience for all bush users and the general community. The financial contribution to local communities is considerable and the projects include rubbish clean ups, track clearing, camp hosting, flood and fire relief and various other community and charitable work projects.
BUSH FIRE RELIEF
Four Wheel Drive Victoria and its affiliated club members are already heavily involved in Bush Fire relief activities. Our members are out in the affected areas delivering food, water and essentials to remote farmers and other back up work with distribution of required supplies. Many of our members are also getting involved with Blaze Aid in assisting farmers that have had many kilometers of fencing damaged' Our volunteers are going to be very involved in coming months with a wide variety of clean up work and assistance as required.
The 4WD Camp Host Program was developed by the Four Wheel Drive Advisory Committee, comprised of members of Four Wheel Drive Victoria, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
Camp Host supports the principle that 4WD Clubs are a lot better at educating and policing not only their own members, but the general public also pursuing their recreation. The 4WD Camp Host program places volunteers from 4WD clubs at selected camp sites in parks across Victoria to provide visitors with local information on four wheel driving as well as park based information.
The presence of a Camp Host ensures that travellers have a point of contact for information and assistance. This presence is also aimed at reducing incidences of damage and anti-social behaviour by other park visitors, through 4WD camp hosts reporting incidents to PV or DELWP.
Track clearing is a program that is performed by volunteers from affiliated 4WD clubs and Parks Vic and DELWP rangers working together to clear tracks of fallen trees and general clean up of over grown or fallen branches. This normally hapens in November for the opening of seasonally Closed tracks but is aften done by clubs out on club trips when they come across an issue also.
CLEAN UP THE BUSH
The Clean Up The Bush project organised by Four Wheel Drive Victoria and is performed by affiliated 4WD club members. local DELWP and Parks Victoria rangers work with the clubs to plan and complete bush clean ups. The volunteers remove all types of rubbish from the bush including dumped rubbish, abandoned or dumped vehicles and all types of rubbish dumped by irresponsible people, from State Forests and Parks
HIGH COUNTRY HUT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Many of our affiliated clubs work in conjunction with the Victorian High Country Huts Association to care for and maintain the iconic High Country Huts in the Victorian High Country. These volunteers work together to keep these huts ready for use by all bush users including bush-walkers, horse riders, and snow skiers. More information from https://hutsvictoria.org.au/