In many rural areas, it’s almost impossible to find people with trades that will drive the distances to do work. At the same time there are tens of thousands of grey nomads, holiday makers, tradies on holiday, even backpackers who have skills that are willing to help but just don’t know where their help could be best put to use.
So we’re building a volunteer army of people keen to help the bush, it’s right here at www.FarmArmy.com.au
In 2014 Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign teamed up with other service provides and several corporations to run a Farm Rescue event at Lightning Ridge in NSW and Mitchell in QLD. Each trip provided volunteers with a unique experience by visiting some of the worst drought areas of Australia and providing help to struggling farmers. Skills such as plumbers, carpenters, mechanics, painters and fencers were put to good use and provided real value for the drought affected property owners involved.
The Farm Army is now over 5500 people strong with volunteers registered from all over the world to help out of rural communities.
Each week thousands of farm job emails are distributed to those who have registered.
If you’re a farmer and you have a job that needs doing, List it with us.
If you have skills and are interested in offering your time, a bit of sweat and are keen to meet some great outback / rural people, register for our Job Notifications emails in the sidebar to the right or click here.