Description: Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society began in 1880. They hold the Goulburn Show each year, showcasing the very best of industry, produce and agricultural pursuits in the region. Goulburn Show is one of the largest community events in the region. www.goulburnshow.com.au/
Type of Work: For the volunteers it will be fun and rewarding to work with local community minded people. The Show will take place on 2nd and 3rd March. You will work behind the scene helping to put the Goulburn Show together, setting up for the show and packing away afterwards. The work will be approximately 6-7 hrs a day with tasks as required, mostly physical with some moderate lifting. During the show, you will help for a few hours to run an information stall about international volunteering. Your ideas welcome for this.
Accommodation: The team will live together in a small building at the showground. IVP will supply mattresses and extra blankets. Please bring your own sleeping bag. You can make a pillow by wrapping some clothes inside a shirt or towel. There will be a roster for cooking and cleaning. The town centre is a 20 minute walk away and there you can find supermarket, post office, cinema, swimming pool.
Approximate Location: Goulburn is a small regional city 200 km (120 miles) south-west of Sydney, Australia. With a population of 24,000, Goulburn is one of the largest cities in the region and a rural hub for surrounding agriculture. Goulburn lays claim to be Australia's first inland city to be settled. The area we now know as Goulburn Mulwaree was originally a very important meeting place for various Aboriginal clan groups – including Wiradjuri, Gundungarra, Tarlo, Lachlan, Wollondilly and Mulwaree.
Notes: What to bring: Wide brimmed sun hat, closed work shoes, work gloves. It is likely to be very hot but a cold snap would not be unusual. So bring clothes for all climates, including possible rain.