RPCV volunteers are invaluable in helping the organisation achieve its core objective of providing the highest quality remembrance park services consistent with community needs.
Remembrance parks are a vital component of any region’s heritage and as such are open museums from which we can obtain important information on the development of an area, RPCV is ever mindful of the important role it plays as custodian of such a valuable yet fragile remnant of our past.
The location, size and data contained on monuments can provide details such as family structure and longevity, infant mortality and epidemics. Intelligence on religious, ethnic and social backgrounds can also be gathered from these memorials.
The RPCV Volunteer Program is a group of dedicated individuals who contribute countless hours to furthering community awareness of the rich heritage embodied in our cemeteries.
Members of this group have published many valuable articles and books on the history and peoples of Bendigo and its environs. RPCV volunteers are the Trust's authorised personnel for the conduct of displays, cemetery tours, research and other tasks to help the Trust perform its function.
Through the Volunteer Program, RPCV launched The Learning Centre in the historic Sextons Residence at the Bendigo Remembrance Park, Carpenter Street, Bendigo. This occurred on Thursday 1st November, 2001.
The centre has evolved into a general learning, research and education centre for the wider community and has enabled school and community groups to utilise and be aware of the educational value of this region’s remembrance parks.
The Learning Centre is open during the following hours:
- Wednesday 11am - 3pm
- Saturday 11am - 3pm
- Sunday 11am - 3pm (only on the first full weekend of the month)
Volunteer Committee members are contactable within these hours on 03 5446 1566 ext 214.
Remembrance Parks - Central Victoria is constantly looking for new volunteers to come and volunteer for us, if you would like to volunteer please contact the office on 5446 1566 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.