BlazeAid Volunteering

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Friday, 3 April 2020 - 4:00pm to Sunday, 5 April 2020 - 7:00pm

Want to help communities recover after the fires but don't know how? This is your chance! We are organizing a joint trip with a bunch of other small Canberra buisnesses to the Cobargo BlazeAid camp. Come along and spend 2 days rebuilding fences and helping out properties affected by this Summer's fires. No fencing/farm work experience required!

Many of the communities that were affected by the NYE fires are still in need of help. BlazeAid are doing a fantastic job, but their main volunteer labour force are grey nomads, who are feeling the physical toll of farm work. With 280+ properties registered for Blazeaid’s help, they really need fit, active and positive young people to inject energy and effort into the huge task that confronts these communities.

We would love to get ANU involved by bringing along a team of keen beans from the club! Lots of walking involved too so you could even see it as training!  

Things to note:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided (if you have any dietary requirements please bring some of your own food or let us know)
  • Riggers gloves and all other necessary PPE equipment will be available (bring your own if you have it)
  • We will be sleeping on a playing field in tents/swags. Please bring your own if you have them and let us know if you don't. There are hot showers and toilets. 
  • Bring long-pants, long-shirts, sturdy boots and have your tetanus injections up to date. We'll be working with barbed wire and other (burnt) things. 
  • Let us know if you have a car you're willing to drive down!

If people are keen we might head down a bit earlier on Friday arvo and stop by the beach for a quick swim/surf :))

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Friday, 27 March 2020 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Climbing Wall
~$30 for fuel and snacks
Intended plan: 
We will leave Canberra on Friday afternoon and travel to Cobargo where we will set up camp for the next two nights. That evening we will organise into teams with the other Canberran's. Each team will have a minimum of 2 people with previous fencing experience. Breakfast will be at 6:30am the following morning. Each group will then head out to their assigned property where they will meet the property owners and get to work! The day will finish up around 4pm when we will head back to camp and enjoy the evening. We plan to leave on Sunday after the day's work has been completed.
Local knowledge: 
Klaas, Rose , Parry and Dean (BlazeAid coordinator)
Unlimited slots left.