Klaas and Aafke Woldring are grey nomads who saw and have responded to the recent PWF article ‘Grey nomads’ contributing to outback towns.
(Volunteering Australia has formed a partnership with Professor Jenny Onyx (University of Western Sydney) and Associate Professor Rosemary Leonard with funding from a Commonwealth ARC Grant to carry out a two year national research program to promote the development of Volunteer/skilled trades projects in outback towns for grey nomads.)
Klaas and Aafke totally support the project and have emailed us a report of their 2005 trip to Central Oz. They say they will ‘spread the word’ about the program and though they were on a planned schedule and could not have stopped for long in such towns to do voluntary work, they met many grey nomads who had plenty of time.
Do check out the Woldrings’ report (MS Word doc) and let us know what YOU think of the research program.