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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 ...

Never a dull moment!

Never a dull moment!

Never a dull moment! Last year we got a call from our farmers Bronwyn and Gordon in a state of panic when they suddenly realised they weren’t going to be able to make their very own son’s wedding. Relying on friends and family wasn’t an option and there was no-one they could think of trustworthy ...

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 …

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. …

New friendships forged over New Years

New friendships forged over New Years

Muriel and Alan Hunt’s farm on the Eyre Peninsula has been hit hard by drought. Simply keeping their 400 sheep alive is a daily challenge. But an extraordinary visit from a Sydney family brought some unexpected joy and welcome relief when new friendships were forged over New Years. The Smiths typically volunteer as a whole …

Responding to a farmer’s bushfire emergency

Responding to a farmer’s bushfire emergency

In July last year, Ken and Joyce Dever started a journey around Australia with their caravan. Little did they know that in a few short months, they would be bringing practical care and much-needed respite when responding to a farmer’s bushfire emergency. So eager were the couple to get started that within a week of …

Connecting with our farmers

Connecting with our farmers

Last September, Paul Gray journeyed from Sydney to Nyngan to lend a hand to remote communities ravaged by drought. He told us about connecting with our farmers and the value of corporate volunteering programs for remote parts of Australia. Paul is a mechanic and regularly volunteers with us through the Outback Links NRMA partnership. This …