VOLUNTEERS are travelling outback and picking up tools, paintbrushes and scrubbing brushes to help with the vital upkeep of Frontier Services buildings across the country.
A work party consisting of 12 people from across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria has met in Charleville for a two week stint to complete vital jobs at a number of the services based in the town.
They have painted walls, repaired ceilings, replaced doors, relocated a clothesline, removed mould, moved a garden shed and ticked off countless other jobs over the past week.
Frontier Services Work Party Coordinator Gordon Hill said the volunteers signed up because they wanted to make a difference, particularly for people in remote areas.
"It is particularly rewarding to help out the Frontier Services staff – they are the ones supporting people in the community and so we are helping them."
"It can be very hard to find people to do these sorts of jobs, particularly in the remote areas we go to, so the contribution of the work party volunteers is very significant."
While there has been lots of work to do, Mr Hill said everyone was having a great time.
The volunteers include couples and single people and some who are volunteering for the first time with a work party.
If you are interested in becoming a work party volunteer contact Gordon Hill on (02) 6836 3002 or email@example.com
Photo : Lindsay Herbert working inside the Remote Area Families Service office. Photo courtesy of Frontier Services