All Farm and Community Rescues that were due to fall before June 30th are going to be rescheduled
Following updated advice from heath authorities, Rural Aid announced that it will be postponing this 10 Towns Makeover. The decision comes after government recommendations that all non-essential public gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled in the interests of safety. The safety of our Farm Army volunteers, Rural Aid staff and Board members, our stakeholders, community members and supporters remain paramount, and this will be the priority for us. A new date will be set once health authorities advise it is safe to do.
What is the Farm Rescue concept?
Just like the reality TV shows that fix up houses, we found a need to help farmers and rural communities fix up their places or build community infrastructure. Since we formed the Farm Army of volunteers and started conducting Farm Rescues in 2015 we’ve helped farmers and communities across 3 states and changed their and our lives in the process.
In 2018 we’ve started our trips in Victoria where we have selected a number of farms that have jobs that need specialist attendance and general volunteer work.
Each trip is full catered for but you will need to get to the Rescue yourself and bring your own accommodation whether that’s a caravan, tent or swag etc. We promise a great time. You will have lots of new experiences, make new friends and earn that great feeling of having assisted someone who desperately needs help.
Volunteers are the backbone of the help we provide. Across our great country people have amazing skills and in some cases are looking to put them to use. By registering to join a trip you’ll have that opportunity to put your skills and knowledge to work. In addition the other volunteers and their skills will be shared with you in what is a truly amazing week.
There is always a need for tradies in the bush. This was one of the main reasons we established this program, farmers and rural communities couldn’t access or afford tradies. We’re on the lookout for these trades for all of our trips. Do you have any of these skills or know someone who might?
We’re also asking people with any skill to register. Every skill is needed in some way in the bush.
Sponsors & Suppliers
We need some sponsors to come on board and help us cover the cost of the parts needed to fix numerous items and also companies who are prepared to donate goods and services that our tradies can use. We’re offering companies the opportunity to have their name emblazoned on our farm rescue t shirts, website, Rural Aid corporate materials and have access to media exposure over a 12 Month period.
Would you like to be involved?
Tradies and Volunteers – Register for the Farm Rescue now