Friends in Residence
We welcome Quakers and non-Quakers to volunteer at Silver Wattle as Friends in Residence (FIR). We prefer a minimum of two weeks commitment. Longer periods may be possible. In exchange for full board, we ask for five hours work per day. This may be in the kitchen, the garden, or the property, depending on our needs and the volunteer’s particular interests and skills.
At Silver Wattle we follow a rhythm of the day, which allows for worship, work, study, rest and recreation, whilst living and contributing to our community. A car is available for FiR's wishing to spend free time off site.
Gardening & Land Care Weeks
Gardening & Land Care weeks are held in every season - planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing beds for growing food, as well as caring for the land through re-vegetation, weed control and conservation of native flora and fauna. The schedule allows time for work, rest, worship, eating and learning together in community.
Volunteers are invited to contribute according to their skills, interests and abilities. Children are welcome. You can come for part or all of the week.
In recognition of the work provided, there is no charge to attend Gardening and Land Care weeks. However, donations to cover costs are welcome, up to $85 per day.
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