Fordsdale is always looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers who wish to gain work experience at the property. Volunteers are involved in many aspects of day-to-day operations, depending on their individual background, skills, confidence levels, interests etc.
There are 2 main pathways for people interested in volunteer work at Fordsdale:
What You can Experience
This could be feeding and looking after animals, fixing fences and gates, in fact it could be many different things. One example could be helping to chop “Lantana”. This grows as a pest on our property. But if you suffer from allergies we have other suitable activities.
Over the years Fordsdale has been a WWOOF Host. “Willing Workers On Organic Farms” is an international organisation which ppromotes the education of organic farming. Members of the organisation consist of Hosts, people who own farms and welcome travellers “Wwoofers” to their property to help themand learn about their farming techniques. The Host offers food and accommodation, and education to the Wwoofer in exchange for 3-4 hours labor each day, helping on the farm. Wwoofers are generally travellers “Backpackers” exploring Australia and other parts of the world, but more and more Australiana are joining in order to see more of Australia and learn more skills. Currently Wwoof Hosts who live in fire affected areas are able to assist travellers with 417 and 462 visas to achieve their 88 days of rural work,by helping with fire recovery.
Fordsdale is a WWOOF host!!
What is WWOOF?
WWOOF Guests Stay for Free!
Want to Know More?
If travellers are not yet a member of WWOOF, Fordsdale will pay your membership in exchange for work to the value of the membership.
For bookings you will need to quote your WWOOF number or join WWOOF when you arrive on the Fordsdale property.
Teenagers (16 years +)
Become Part of the Fordsdale Team
If you think you can commit some time on weekends or school holidays, you could be a Fordsdale Volunteer! Gain awesome experience, learn great new skills, and get to know our animal family too. All this while you have lots of fun and meet new people. This can also be a work experience opportunity for those looking for placement for School Work Experience
An excellent opportunity for young people!
What We Offer You
We reward your hard work, and your commitment to learning the proper Fordsdale way to do things. So in return we offer you free horse riding lessons, and other training that you will value and enjoy. Our goal is to see you become Horse Trail Riding Guides on the property. This is paid work and quite specialised.
Skills on the Farm, Skills for Life!
If want to know more, please speak with Sue at Fordsdale.