Just like the reality TV shows that fixes up houses, we recognised there was a need for such a service in the bush. Apart from fixing up homes which mainly includes minor works, our teams of volunteers fence, fix vehicles, airconditioning and heating and range of jobs that just get put off. Come and join our Farm Army volunteers on a Farm Rescue trip and help us change people’s lives.
What happens on a Farm Rescue?
Farm Rescues entail a group of volunteers and some tradespeople visiting remote and rural areas to help fix infrastructure that farmers do not have the skill, time or money to do themselves.
Jobs range from painting and fencing through to electrical, plumbing, construction, mechanical and gardening.
Farm Rescue trips usually consist of 8-10 skilled volunteers working on one or many properties or a community project for up to a week.
Nominate a Farmer
Rural Aid’s primary purpose is to provide assistance to relieve the poverty, illness, distress or significant and unusual disadvantage of individuals and families conducting, directly or indirectly, primary production businesses.
Do you know a farmer or a farming family who requires any assistance or has jobs that need to be done? Why not nominate them to receive a Farm Rescue Mini Makeover?
Donations drive the Farm Rescue Campaign
And the Farmer Feedback is...
Recently, Rural Aid did a Farm Rescue at Pillage. A group of volunteers fixed the one of the farmer's house. Farmers were very happy with how Rural Aid helped them.
Loved the trip.
My wife and I had a great week at Binnaway Farm Rescue - help building two new veranda's and tidying up around the property. The hospitality was great and we made some new friends. Donating our time gave us a great feeling inside and we will be definitely going on another trip.
My experience of this week and last week at the farm Rescue at Ballendella was fantastic. I was doing something for the first time, not for myself but for other and it was a very uplifting and enriching experience. For a while now there has been a gap in my life. Now that I’ve found Continue Reading
I really enjoyed the team involvement/team environment and was amazed at how much we achieved as a collective group. There is no better feeling than knowing you have made a diffidence in the lives of a family doing it tough. I also learnt new skills and now feel very confident to tackle any painting job. Continue Reading
I have really enjoyed using my renovating skills and volunteering my time to help others. It was very satisfying to achieve so much in a short time and the work ethic from everyone was great. Yes keen to look at other farm rescues.
It was great to use skills I hadn’t needed to use in a long time and learn a few new ones as well. I was very happy that we achieved all the goals we set ourselves at the beginning of the week. It was a great collective effort from everyone. I really enjoyed helping Shane Continue Reading
I’ve good so much from this week, learnt new skills, helped a lovely family, made new friends and had fun milking cows again. And yes very keen to do more Farm Rescues. I’m also keen to stay in touch with Shane and Cindy as I’m down this way from time to time and happy to Continue Reading
"It was a big effort for me to come but I’m very happy I did. I made great new friends and reconnected with rural people. I felt great to get stuck into some physical manual labour. I didn’t expect we would get so much done and it’s amazing just what can be achieved when everyone Continue Reading
"It was a very satisfying week of hard work. I learnt new skills and even got to operate an excavator for the first time. I was especial please with how the playground turned out. It was fantastic to see Cindy’s reaction. Her big smile said it all. We are keen to commute to help with Continue Reading
"There was a great sense of achievement around the group. We archived so much in 5 days. It was so nice to see how much Shane and Cindy appreciated all the work we had done. The little thank you cards their girls gave us all was a nice touch. I’m sure we made a difference in Continue Reading
Rural Aid runs a number of rural support programs.
Maybe you’ve heard of the Buy a Bale fodder assistance program, or would like to join the 6000 plus strong Farm Army, or would love to join CEO’s Under the Stars, or have a musical instrument you’d like to donate to The Gift of Music .
Rural Aid is the sum of donors, volunteers, corporates and our wonderful staff who each week strive to provide the best form of assistance to those in most need in rural Australia. Thank you for being a part of our work.
To make the Farm Rescue concept a winner we’re looking for businesses to help us out.
We’ve some sizable expenses in housing and transporting our volunteers and tradies, feeding them and supplying the tools and items they need to complete the vast array of jobs.