We appreciate the significant contribution of our volunteers and look forward to working with you again. There are several ways to volunteer and stay connected to Woodfordia.
LAKE GKULA CAMPING VOLUNTEERING
We need a small number of volunteers to assist us in running the campgrounds, the lake, the glamping tents and the General Store & Café/BBQ. There are two possible ways to volunteer:
- For a small donation of time, 4 hours per day for at least 3 days, you can come and enjoy Lake Gkula Camping and know that you’re supporting Woodfordia’s campground. In return, you’ll receive 1 basic meal per day plus an extra day to camp without any rostered shift. A great option if you only have a small amount of time but still want to be part of it.
- For anyone with more time on their hands, we have “the backpacker package” (don’t worry, you don’t have to be a backpacker to join the crew this way). Commit to 7 days in a row, for 5 hours per day and in return, you’ll be able to camp an additional week, either before or after your week commitment. You’ll also receive 3 basic meals per day while working, access to cooking facilities for when you aren’t working, access to affordable laundromat, and access to one of our site vehicles to allow you to go to town or explore the region.
We also need some volunteers to assist us in preparing the site in the setup (last week in March) and cleaning up afterwards (17 – 21 April).
WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERING
Returning volunteers will be sent an invitation to volunteer with their returning volunteer codes once the application site is open in September.
Please keep us up to date with your best email address and if your details have changed, email email@example.com.
If you’d like to stay connected to the Woodford Folk Festival volunteer community, please join our Facebook group.
Or follow us on Instragram @woodfordfolkfestivalvolunteers
VOLUNTEER DURING THE YEAR - SMALL EVENTS CREW
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated crew of volunteers to assist in all aspects of running these smaller events. The crew will also assist with the Volunteers Parties at the festival.
These roles are ideal for people who are local or willing to travel to Woodfordia 2-3 weekends of the year, plus attend the Woodford Folk Festival.
Winter Warmer – Saturday & Sunday 26 – 27 August (setup Friday 25 August)
Woodford Folk Festival Programme Launch – Saturday 21 October (setup Friday 20 October)
Volunteers Parties – 26th December AND/OR 1st January
Volunteers may also be needed for 28 – 30 April (TBC)
VOLUNTEER DURING THE YEAR - OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
There are monthly working bees taking place to help care for the land and lake at Woodfordia, as well as the infrastructure.
To find out more about land/lake care, you are invited to join the Treehuggers mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re more interested in lake care, email email@example.com.
If you’re keen to assist in various site repair projects, carpentry, odd jobs fixing infrastructure or more, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join their mailing list.
At these working bees, there is also a Folk Club that takes place on the last Saturday night of the month. If you’d like to help at the Folk Club, email email@example.com.
We also have some year-round office volunteer opportunities, that involve admin and various other duties. Email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
LAKE LOVERS WANTED*
You can come out for a day / week, a day / month, less or more, it’s up to you. We just ask you to complete this short little form and our head of the Lake Lovers crew will get in touch with you to go through the how you can become part of this very important crew. You will also be able to come camp on site the night before or night after you volunteer and of course, go for a dip after the work is done.
We ask that your first time volunteering as a Lake Lover coincides with one of our working bee weekends on the last weekend of the month so you can be inducted and meet other working bee participants.
* Woodfordia Inc is a registered organisation with Centrelink. Any voluntary work may count towards your Mutual Obligation Requirements.
INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP?
WANT TO JOIN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF WOODFORDIA?
Woodfordian Citizens, among other things, will be emailed Woodfordia’s quarterly journal Lore Society, invitations to regular gatherings and have access to a comprehensive and ever growing online Woodfordian Citizens Portal.
To become a Woodfordian Citizen, click here.