I have just spoken with Liz Howland, the ‘ideaslady’ behind a Grey Nomads Skills Register. Rather than publishing lists we have decided to trial asking for Expressions of Interest.
See below for electrical work at Augathella, near Charleville, AND work for volunteers in Bourke.
FYI previous PWF articles about Grey Nomads working in remote regions have aroused a lot of interest. What a wonderful way to tour the country – think of the wonderful hospitality and authentic experiences either helping out as a volunteer in remote communities or negotiating a rate for work on properties you would never otherwise have access to.
How Will The Remote Area Work Register Work?
1. If you have a skill, are planning a trip, and would like to do a bit more than just drive through outback NSW or SE Queensland send us an Expression of Interest and Liz can put you in touch with a range of peopleand jobs.
2. If you are someone with needs in a remote region – anywhere in Australia – let us know. We’ll publish your Expression of Interest and get back to you if we are contacted.
Wanted: Electrician to install air conditioner
The Augathella region is beautiful, Liz says, and not a badly affected drought area. Property owners can afford to pay for services and the people are wonderful. Anyone with skills looking for work in the area could leave a flyer at the Post Office and country word-of-mouth would do the rest…sounds terrific to me.
Specifically a property here, a few kms down a bitumen road from Charleville, needs an air conditioner installed.
Wanted: Volunteers in Bourke
Not all country areas can afford to pay – but a traveller working as a volunteer could have the best tourism experience by helping out, getting to know outback people and experiencing a different dimension of life in Australia.
Liz says there are some churches in Bourke that desperately need a coat of paint, some electrical work, and building repairs.
Expressions of Interest
Contact Liz Howland E: firstname.lastname@example.org or M: 0408 605003
Gail Plowman E: email@example.com or M: 0408 514380