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Celebrating International Volunteer Day

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

Today we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day. Here at Frontier Services we’re so proud of the difference that our Outback Links volunteers make in the lives of people living and working in remote Australia. But none of that would be possible without our amazing Outback Links team - Michelle and Eloise. They both do a ...

The Children Don’t Expect Much

The Children Don’t Expect Much

I want to share the inspiring story of two of our Outback Links volunteers, Michael and Wendy* who have been travelling around their home state of Queensland to support farming families experiencing isolation.  Their story sharing of the children who don't expect much. They have been a source of hope and encouragement for a number ...

We’re the Forgotten People

We’re the Forgotten People

Farmer Kev is grateful for the support of Frontier Services’ Outback Links volunteers in helping him not feel like the forgotten people. Their company and practical assistance has been a source of hope through a bleak drought that continues to drag on. We visited Kev on the property that he’s owned for almost 40 years. …

Making do with what they have

Making do with what they have

Donna’s family faced three years of drought before rain earlier this year brought temporary relief. But Donna knows that another dry season is inevitable. Frontier Services headed out to her property in far-western NSW earlier this year to find out how she and her family are coping and making do with what they have. We …

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Quarantine, isolation and border controls throughout this year have had an impact on the work of our Frontier Services Buch Chaplains. But they’ve continued to find ways to reach out and connect with communities across Remote Australia. We chatted to Benjamin Quilliam and Peter Wait who work in the Centralian and Tennant Barkly regions of …

Christmas message of hope

Christmas message of hope

Bush Chaplain, Pastor Cain Hartigan, reflects on 2020 and offers his Christmas message of hope to Frontier Services’ supporters. It has been a hard 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic which we are experiencing and may have to experience for a while longer. It has been a time where we have been physically, mentally and spiritually …

The Great Outback BBQ 2020

The Great Outback BBQ 2020

The Great Outback BBQ 2020 looks a little different this year. We know that you might not be able to host a BBQ the same way you have in previous years. Check out what our creative friends around the country have been doing instead. It might just spark some inspiration for your own event! Host …

Breaking barriers and building bridges

Breaking barriers and building bridges

One of the most incredible things that we get to see here at Frontier Services is when the work of our Bush Chaplains meets the generosity of our Outback Links volunteers. It’s a wonderful thing to witness the difference that it makes for people living in Remote Australia. In late September, that’s exactly what happened. …

Bushfire at Mallacoota

Bushfire at Mallacoota

Our Bush Chaplain, Rev. Rowena Harris recounts her days spent on the beach with the Bushfire at Mallacoota where she and 4000 others were cut off from the rest of the world by fire. These are her words. Some folk have peaceful Christmases and joyous New Years. I usually do. But not this time. And …