Frontier Services has announced that Outback Links is back in operation after a temporary break. At the start of last month volunteers were ready to hit the road and lend a helping hand to families in remote areas throughout Australia.
Outback Links matches volunteers with families in remote Australia to provide hands-on help when it is needed most, be it during harvest or muster, after drought or flood or simply to lighten the load when there is no other help available.
Frontier Services national development manager Grahame Ryan said volunteers help with all kinds of tasks from cooking, cleaning, gardening, feeding livestock, carpentry, painting and caretaking the station to assisting young children with school work while parents recover from an injury.
“There is a huge demand for hands-on help in the bush,” Mr Ryan said.
“Our volunteers help fill the gap, from Tasmania to the Pilbara. We are so grateful for their skills, enthusiasm and most of all their willingness to help. It makes such a difference to people’s lives.”
As the demand for support grows, Frontier Services is exploring the potential for Outback Links to attract more young volunteers, expand into corporate volunteering as well as placing volunteers during disaster recovery efforts in the bush.
Mr Ryan said anyone can apply to volunteer as a wide skill set is needed. He also encouraged anyone who might need the services of Outback Links to contact Frontier Services.
People who would like to support the service but are unable to volunteer are encouraged to take part in a Great Outback BBQ. Get a group of friends together and raise some money for the people of remote Australia.
“Whether it’s a group of five or 50, host a BBQ at your church, school or in your community and celebrate our mates in the outback. We have everything you need including fundraising ideas, recipes and more,” Mr Ryan said.
For more information phone 1300 731 349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.frontierservices.org