Nature refuge north east of Jericho in Central Queensland, Australia

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    04/04/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    STOP PRESS
    Just letting you know in case you are about our way in CQ that we are looking for weeders for a few weeks. We had a lot of rain and weeding is required to keep the iconic native grassland in the good condition that makes it a refuge for wildlife year-round. The Nature Refuge is 1000 km north west of Brisbane in Qld. Return ticket by train or bus to Alpha, food and accommodation here or its sister property provided. THANKS!
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    If you are willing to put in a full two week stint (or more), we will book a return ticket by train or bus to Alpha. And if you learn and can do a job well, like fencing, you will be paid too.

    The Nature Refuge (7912ha) is 60 km north-west of Alpha and 45 km north east of Jericho in Central Queensland, and is protected under the Nature Conservation Act. We are a small group of friends managing an environmentally-oriented, low density cattle property in an arid zone of the very peaceful Desert Uplands bioregion. There are large areas of uncleared bushland and you can enjoy long walks amongst the native flora and fauna, with plenty of birdwatching (152 bird species have been documented on the property).

    The refuge is run in conjunction with a sister property, Kerand station, 110 km to the east of our location. It is a different ecosystem but managed under the same principles. The day to day maintenance of both properties is undertaken by Ian and Paola, who the volunteers stay with.

    Jobs may include all these below, but we don't expect you to be able to do them all!
    o WEEDING! removing environmental weeds to retain native species is an ESSENTIAL task.
    o Working with cattle;
    o  Fence checking and repair;
    o  Irrigation system maintenance;
    o Feral animal trapping;
    o Helping organise surveys;
    o Working with horses;
    o Welding;
    o Cooking and cleaning, helping host an occasional visitor or groups of visitors;
    o Building repairs;
    o Chopping wood;
    o Vegetable garden and small orchard maintenance;
    o Odd jobs to support food preservation and other subsistence living tasks.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The core principles underpinning work here are conservation, sustainable grazing, and self-sufficiency in a semi arid environment. Volunteers will be able to learn about all of these things, as well as developing skills in practical bushcraft. Ian was born and raised on one of the properties and has much knowledge of the region that he is always enthusiastic to share. This is a no-frills outback experience where one can live in close connection with the land

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Help needed can vary, including weeding, fencing, gardening, species retention, erosion control and/or the maintenance of the buildings and machineries. It is not a hand-holding volunteering experience, so some degree of self-direction and initiative will be required. Instruction is given, but competent volunteers may be left alone once settled into the work. It can be tough and repetitive (and hot in the summer!), but there is so much to be learned.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We can help you to learn English.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We lead simple, non-consumerist lives; simple food and comfortable accommodation is offered. There are demountables on one property and farm houses at the other, and sleeping outside is always an option in the warmer months. There is limited wifi and mobile Telstra phone reception, and no television.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Please notify us well in advance of your arrival. The minimum stay is two weeks due to remoteness and infrequent trips to Alpha for pickups. Isolation could be a problem for some - there are no entertainment services and the ecology seems raw and harsh to some people. If you have your own vehicle, it will need high clearance underneath, to travel on our access roads, or you can leave your car in the care of our friends in Alpha.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We can provide space in the shade to park the campervan, electricity and shower and tolilet facilities at the Nature Refuge.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Pets are allowed as long as they leave the wildlife alone.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (unless you are really keen-- there is always work to be done)





Número de referencia de anfitrión: 693138828328