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Our Current Volunteer Opportunities

Can you help someone doing it tough in remote Australia?

We have a number of people who need our help in remote Australia. If you’re already registered with us, and you see a volunteer placement that you’d like to take on, then we would love to hear from you! Please give us a call on 1300 787 247 and speak with either Barry or Michelle!

Queensland

This young family, parents and their 3 kids, would love your help in making their house a home and helping them move along some maintenance jobs that have been going on for 5 years. They are looking for help with some internal and external painting, some sanding as well as no-more gaping all the tongue and groove walls and ceilings. This will have a massive impact as the gaps are letting dust inside which is far from ideal. There is also some work in the garden to be done to prepare for a vegetable garden and orchard. This will include some digging. If you would like to get in and get dirty, this could be the placement for you!

When: Sept 2019

Duration: 2-4 weeks – depending on your skill sets

Accommodation: BYO please

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The female in this couple has lost both her mother and father in the 18 months and this is her late mothers property. She is trying to keep it looking neat and tidy until such time the family can make decisions regarding the future. This would be a very simple placement of caretaking and some gardening if you would like to escape the city for a short while.

Duration: 2-4 weeks – is flexible

Accommodation: BYO is preferred

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This elderly couple have reached out to you to ask for your help with getting a fresh coat of paint on their house. They both have terrible arthritis in their hands which leaves them unable to do this themselves, which they have done their entire lives. Please shout if you can lend a hand, even to get them started!

When: Anytime now

Duration: 2 weeks but can be flexible

Accommodation: Provided or BYO

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Two sisters and are custodians of a sandstone property from 1862. They are both almost 90 and run things between them. To say they work hard, would be an understatement. Their family are working on a long-term solution with them so have reached out to Outback Links volunteers in the interim to assist in relieving some of the relentless pressure. Tasks would include gardening, some cooking, some cleaning and some valuable assistance running their small tourism operation to the property. If you are willing to put your hand to anything and everything and go with the flow, this would be a very rewarding placement.

When: Now

Duration: 2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: Plenty of room for caravan parking and access to water and power. Access to shower facilities can be arranged if necessary.

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This couple are looking for back up support so they can leave the property in November. They need to ensure there are people there to check cattle water, check water pumps and water the garden. The property is large and you will need to arrive 2 days before they leave to ensure they can show you round and show you want you need to do.

When: 12-20 November 2019

Duration: 8 days

Accommodation: BYO is preferred

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This single, male farmer is looking for some helping hands to get through the never ending job list. Jobs include mostly general handyman style things include some guttering, some light fencing tasks, bit of irrigation, painting, relocating a electrical meter box, some welding amongst many many other things. If you are happy to lend your hand to a vast array of tasks, this one is for you and we would love to hear from you!

When: Now

Duration: 2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO is preferred

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This young family have called out for help for their first muster of the upcoming year. Their youngest child is too young to go out mustering with the rest of the family so they are looking for some back up support to help inside the home during this time. If you are planning ahead and can head to Monto during the summer, we would love to hear from you!

When: January 2020

Duration: 2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO is preferred

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This couple operate a farmstay in an attempt to earn some sort of income, any income, in the horrendous drought. She is looking for back up support over the dates below with the farmstay operations including some cooking, preparing the rooms and some cleaning duties. This would be of massive support with the day-to-day operations of their property.

When:

  • 11-25 August
  • 5-Sept for a few weeks

Duration: Varied

Accommodation: TBC

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This couple are looking for some experienced volunteers that know the ropes when it comes to cattle, some machinery and general farm work tasks. We are just awaiting further confirmation on this but if it is of interest to you, please let us know!

When: Now

Duration: 1-2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or provided

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This couple are very grateful for the support they have received from Outback Links to date. They run a massive property and can always do with some helping hands to help relieve some of the pressure and reduce the isolation of living in remote Australia. Would you  like to lend a hand and experience what life is like on the land? This may be the opportunity for you!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: Flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple has reached out for back up support with some pressing property maintenance in which that have asked for some lending hands.

Jobs include some carpentry work including windows installation, repairing some guttering, fitting fibro sheets, some plumbing work including drainage pipes and PVC piping to put together and some repairs and then lastly some painting inside and out of the homestead.

If you have the time and the skills, we would love to hear from you!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This young family has reached our for back up support as they are doing it tough up in Augathella. Recent storm damage has left them with many repairs needing to be done. If you have some very valuable handyman skills, or perhaps a trade background and would love to get involved in some truly lasting drought relief volunteering, we would love to hear from you!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This family are really struggling in this relentless drought and are reaching out for your support. They haven’t been able to plant feed crops in 7 years and had to recently sell all their weaners for half the price they should be getting. The relentless pressure is getting them down.

They are looking for help with mechanical tasks, auto electrical tasks as well as some external house painting which is weatherboard so there is some stripping back to do before repainting.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple are really struggling to move forward in this drought. They have had a number of unfortunate events happen to them, including stock theft, and just need some helping hands and some TLC. Your duties will be general in nature, and there will be a variety depending on your skill set. Please shout out if you would like to make a meaningful difference in these lives.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO caravan – stay at park in town – half hour away from their property

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This couple would be incredibly grateful for your support to help relieve the relentless pressure of the drought. They have shared it is hitting them hard and they are finding it really difficult to keep up. He has an ongoing back injury and so daily stock feeding is very challenging and his wife has had to pick up casual work to even have an income.

Your duties will be varied based on your skills and abilities but anything you can do to help this couple, they would be full of gratitude. Shout if you can head here!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO preferred

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This couple have a unique farming operation which presents a great opportunity to learn lots while lending a hand and providing comradery. They are not able to leave the property at all and have a butcher shop in town to support themselves. Your duties would be varied according to your skills and abilities and there would be plenty to do! Reach out if you can lend a hand at this one!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO preferred

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This couple are asking for back up support while some of their family have to go off droving to earn an income. They are looking for some caretaking support on the eastern side of the property which will provide them with the peace of mind of knowing someone is there. Your duties would include checking waters, some feeding and there are many other maintenance duties available if your skill sets match.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO preferred

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This single farmer is still in need of people to help her continue the work on the wild dog boundary fencing so she can get it done. She runs a sheep property and these wild dogs are a major threat to her livelihood. If you are able to offer any support to help her on her way, we would love to hear from you!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: Provided or BYO

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This beautiful couple is looking for back up support to assist with feeding dogs and looking after the garden. Can you lend a very practical hand and give them peace of mind?

When: Anytime from now until mid November

Duration: 10 days or so – is flexible

Accommodation: BYO

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This couple will be doing a number of long days mustering coming up and they are looking for back up support to look after their 3 children – 7, 10 & 11 – during this time. Your duties would include driving the kids to and from school on some days which is 63 kms one way. They will supply the vehicle for this. They would also love assistance with evening meals as well to help relieve some pressure. There are plenty of other general farm jobs to be done as well if you have those skills.

When: 24-Aug to 7-Sept 2019

Duration: 2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This young family are looking for back up support with domestic cleaning, garden, assisting in the school room and general light house maintenance to help them get on top of things. Can you lend a hand?

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This family have been in drought so long, they are running low on funds and they can’t afford the time or the money to do any maintenance. Whatever time they take off to do something else means it takes away from feeding animals. They are run off their feet just keeping animals alive so some to help do some odd jobs would just make the world of difference.

Are you an all rounder? There are plenty of odd jobs to do like fixing holes in fences, machinery maintenance, feeding animals, general building maintenance, lighting repairs and the list goes on! Shout if you can make a meaningful difference at this one!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 4 weeks or more

Accommodation: “Bring Your Own” Accommodation is preferred but we could make arrangements if really needed

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New South Wales

This couple have been a part of our Outback Links program for many years and have been blessed by the generosity of our beautiful volunteers. That is the reason she has reached out for much needed helping hands again because she knows how they help her get back on top of things. Feeding their cattle is taking up every inch of energy and resource, so anything you can do to lift some of the unrelenting pressure would be gratefully received.

Support with household chores including cooking, cleaning, gardening would be top of the list. Looking for a couple/male with experience on a property to assist with those tasks out on the land would be great as well.

When: Now

Duration: 2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO

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This couple are looking for back up general property support as the intensity of this drought continues. Please shout if you are heading this way!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO is necessary

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This mother and daughter have reached out for your support with getting some highway fencing completed. You will need to have done it before and have the skills and experience to lend on this one.

Your help here will ensure she is able to utilise this paddock and keep her stock safe.

When: Mid July 2019

Duration: 2 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO

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This single farmer has called out for your support with a range of skilled tasks. Most duties have to do with the homestead needing building and carpentry skills so if that’s you, we would love to hear from you!

Would best suit a couple with strong emotional intelligence to provide the necessary practical support as well as the emotional support for this farmer doing it real tough in the drought.

When: Sooner rather than later

Duration: 2-4 weeks although very flexible

Accommodation: BYO

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This single farmer has been referred on to you and Outback Links from our Bush Chaplain in the area. Your duties here would be showing you care, lending a hand with tasks that suits your skills and reducing the effects of isolation. Please let us know if you want to make a practical difference at this one!

When: August 2019

Duration: 2-4 weeks although very flexible

Accommodation: BYO

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This beautiful couple are looking for some company to help them get through the daily chores of running a property in this horrendous drought. Your duties will be varied and there will be something for everyone depending on your skills and abilities. Specifically, there is joining water poly pipes, building some new fencing, putting gates on the hay shed to list just a few as some examples. Just know, you will be making a meaningful difference here. Shout if you can head out there!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple are being hit by drought, health challenges, financial stress as well as looking after her elderly mother in addition. The female in the couple is feeding their stock twice daily, often in the dark before or after work. She is in desperate need of some extra pairs of supportive hands to encourage her to stay strong as she carries the burden of her whole family and the property. Your main duties would be to be her sidekick, to help relieve the severe pressure that she and her family is experiencing right now and just know, what an outback angel you would be! Shout if you can head to this one ASAP!

When: ASAP

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This single farmer along with his mother, are going through unimaginably hard times due to these horrible drought conditions. Can you head out and give them a hand up by spending some time with them on their property? Your duties could include a variety of things according to your skill set and interests. May include some household support with cooking and cleaning, gardening as well as vast of farm work tasks, so if you are generally handy and want to get in and make a practical difference, this could be the opportunity for you!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple have called for your help to relieve some of pressure of this relentless drought. They could use some hands specifically around welding and plumbing – he has all the machinery, just needs the help and is currently nursing injuries which is limiting his ability to move forward.

Can you head out and give them a hand up by spending some time with them on their property?

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple have called for your help to relieve some of pressure of this severe drought. They would love a hand with basic farm work and feeding the animals and would love your encouragement.

Can you head out and give them a hand up by spending some time with them on their property?

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO is preferred

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Single farmer looking for back up support as she struggles to keep up. Looking for general hands just to help with workload as she battles the drought and feeding stock daily.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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Father and son have reached out for support as the son tries to run the property alone at the moment. His dad is dealing with many health challenges and has been away off the farm dealing with those for quite some time now. In this horrendous drought, his priority is keeping what stock he has left alive, however there is always a very long list of things to do and he needs the emotional support which Outback Links volunteers can provide in spades. This would be a super meaningful placement for you to make a practical difference. Shout if your interested!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

V-001766

This family has been referred to us by a friend who has just had some amazing Outback Links volunteers. They are struggling with the relentless drought and there is a huge work load on their son who has been feeding stock for the past 2 years. Your support could allow him to get away for a few days for some much needed respite.

There are many little jobs around the house which would lift spirits if they could get done such as some new gauze on the verandahs before summer comes to keep flies and mosquitos out.

If you have the general handyman skills and can provide emotional support and encouragement, then this will most definitely provide you an opportunity to change lives.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 1-4 weeks – flexible

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This couple is looking for support with various mechanical repairs on farm vehicles that he is no longer confident of being able to do. In addition if you have handyman/general maintenance, carpentry, welding or fencing skills, this could be the placement for you to make a real and lasting difference.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: Up to 2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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This young family, with 4 primary aged children, are in need of back up support particularly around fencing. Back in March, they had 116mm in 4 hours and that destroyed many fences and this is causing many issues with controlling what stock they have left. Her husband has had to take a job off the farm for income, so she is left managing the farm and the kids. This would be an extremely rewarding placement standing with those in the bush doing it tough. Please shout if you can lend a hand!

When: Anytime from now

Duration: Up to 2 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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South Australia

Do you have electrical skills, travelling through SA and want to make a meaningful difference to the small town of Andamooka? If so, we want to hear from you!

They have reached out for back up support to assist them in removing quite a number of ceiling fans safely from their community hall so they can install some air conditioners ahead of the coming summer. There has been some fire damage to the electrical work and so they need someone who knows what the doing. All the equipment will be provided, they just need your skills!

Please reach out if this is you or you know someone who can help this remote community.

When: Now

Duration: Flexible – works will need to be completed on a Mon/Tues to access the hall when there are no people around

Accommodation: BYO

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This farming couple are recent participants into the Outback Links program and have found massive benefits from the friendships they have had the opportunity to create. As many of you know, the job list is always very long on a property and you would be welcome here to lend you hands and skills accordingly. Please shout if you are in the area and have some spare time to lend it to this couple.

When: Flexible

Duration: 1-2 weeks

Accommodation: Spare room available or BYO

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This family have reached out for your support of a hand up during these tough times of drought. They have been so flat out feeding stock that other jobs have simply got away from them. Your duties would include general farm duties, some fencing, setting up some troughs and there will of course be plenty more depending on your skills and abilities.

When: Anytime from now

Duration: 2-4 weeks

Accommodation: BYO or Provided

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A farmers despair during this tough drought
Two outback volunteers - Asking for Help - Volunteer and help those in need