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, air conditioning 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.
Mega Farm Rescue at Forbes
Rural Aid organised a Mega Farm Rescue at Forbes. Group of renovators, tradies, grey nomads and other volunteers with their great skills did painting, plumbing, building, fencing, mechanical work or other on farm. Activities to bring some joy and mental relief to farmers doing it tough in this drought.
Just a note to say thank you to Rural Aid for the uplifting experience of helping out at the recent farm rescue in Forbes, and specifically for being chosen for the Ranger farm at ‘Glenlossie’. You certainly nailed it with the team.
Every one gave their all, no one had to be asked to dig in, and every one actually looked for jobs that needed doing. It was also much easier helping such a personable, likable and inspirational young man such as Mark. A special mention must also go to the two young carpenters/builders, Ben and Enzo, who were simply magnificent in what they achieved in such a short time. Likewise to Bill our team leader who is a special person. We have made some good friends, and there is even going to be a reunion next Easter at the farm and the camel races!
Thanks and regards,
Greg & Shirley Sneddon
Donations drive the Farm Rescue Campaign
Barcaldine Farm Rescue
“ I can’t thank you guys enough for all that was done here at Lara & how smoothly it all went over the week. So glad to have made some more friends throughout the experience of meeting the team. Our first tour was a Hit & big one 30 that morning & proudly showed off the reno’s & what was done & I actually relaxed on the veranda for the first time.
- Jo, owner of Lara Wetlands ”
Twelve volunteers camped at the wetlands for a week and help restore the old homestead. Now Jo, owner at of Lara can continue her historical tours of the homestead knowing that the verandas, balustrade and stairs are all secure
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.
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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.
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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.