In rural Australia, life is what you make it, and at Kingbilli, our daily existence is active, varied and at the same time, peaceful. As a 200 acre ecotourism destination, horse and llama farm and wildlife refuge, we have a never-ending list of tasks which must be done all year round. Our volunteers generally find getting through these tasks a relatively simple process, in exchange for which, we all have roofs over our heads, fresh fruit from the orchard, picturesque scenery to gaze upon, contented animals to keep us company and happy customers to support us all.
Our volunteer program is based on the HelpExchange concept (similar to WWOOF). We accept volunteers from all over the world, seeking to experience Australian country-living firsthand, staying with us for 3-12 months at a time.
We take one couple at a time, and look for folk who are self-motivated workers, conscientious cleaners, keen gardeners and appreciative of animals and the natural environment. They work for 2 days per person per week (Mondays and Fridays), doing jobs such as:
- Gardening (e.g. raking, mulching, weeding, edging garden beds, planting, pruning)
- Cleaning (e.g. cleaning cottages after guests, washing windows, removing cobwebs, sweeping paths, clearing gutters)
- Maintenance (e.g. mending fences, clearing invasive weeds, filling pot-holes, mending animal shelters)
- Firewood (e.g. collecting and delivering kindling and firewood)
Our volunteers are not paid, but instead, in exchange for their work, are given their very own self-contained stone cottage with a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living/dining room and separate bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Also included is their electricity, water, gas, firewood, satellite television, DVD player, wireless internet, linen, crockery, cutlery, cookware, BBQ and laundry facilities.
The work schedule means our volunteers have plenty of free time to experience being in Australia, and we encourage them to enjoy the property and the local area as we do.
Some of our volunteers seek part-time paid work outside Kingbilli, and in these cases, the local district offers numerous opportunities to work in a variety of industries, including agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, tourism, hospitality, building/carpentry and outdoor education.
Alternatively, some take advantage of Kingbilli’s wireless internet to run their own online business, or to undertake tertiary studies via distance education.
If you’d like to volunteer at Kingbilli, first, you must complete and submit the form below. Please fill in all the fields, and use the buttons to attach images of either your Driver’s Licence(s) or Passport(s) in order to provide proof of your identification (don’t worry, your ID will not be stored if your application is unsuccessful).
When we receive your completed form and ID, we will begin processing your application immediately, and get back to you within 48 hours.
(If you have difficulties submitting the form, you may email the same details to firstname.lastname@example.org )