Each year we host teams of university students and professionals from around the world. We do this through our Griffith University Internship and QLD University programs, Wwoofing programs, or international volunteer organisations like ISV and Voltra. Our international volunteers come from all over the world like Asia, Europe, America or New Zealand and we give a warm welcome to them all, we all share this special place.  

Over the years of international volunteers at Wild Mountains, volunteers have constructed and maintained walking tracks, begun and continued the rehabilitation of forest areas through weed removal and tree planting, extended fire trails on the spectacular northwest escarpment, helped build fences, put water infrastructure and a nursery in place, supported education programs and worked on and maintained a huge range of building projects.

The educational components of these programs are an integral part of the overall experience. Hard work, group discussion sessions and journal writing, nature discovery and a whole lot more enhance what participants learn and take away from this volunteer experience. It’s informative, fun and educational and where they gain new skills for work and life.

For some it will be a defining moment, the take home message that will change their lifestyles forever…  we continue to receive emails about past volunteers experience, who wrote the following:

“Thank you so much! … for being so special in my life now. I really can’t wait to go back.  I think of the mountain everyday. Some day I would love to see what you do for the little children. It has got me inspired to look at programs like yours where I live.  I have also looked into changing my major to environmental education.”  Shenae ISV 

“Thank you for what has to be the most incredible and amazing experience of my life. Wild Mountains has truly changed me as an individual and the way I see things....” Stephania ISV 

“ I love this mountain with its beautiful life and I will forever remember this organisation that strives to benefit and change the world...” Andrew ISV 

“This experience with you guys has made me a better person. Your warmth, enthusiasm, carefree attitude and joy in simplicity has made this one of the best experiences I will ever have...” Ryan ISV 

“... I plan on taking everything I have learned here back home with me and will put all my new knowledge to good use in my community.” John ISV 

“You have inspired so many people to better themselves, with myself included. The opportunities you provided are invaluable and I am forever grateful... I hope Wild Mountains continues to expand and change lives as you have changed mine.” Jennifer ISV 

"I am writing to you is a girl who started off a lost traveller not knowing what to expect, but turned into a keen observer, appreciating the world around her.

Being at Wild Mountains has literally opened up a new world to me. In school I feel like i’ve always learned about how horribly humans treat the Earth, but I’ve never been taught to engage my heart or my hands, that is what you all have taught me, and how I can visibly see the difference that has created. From the open field that once was covered in lantana, to the track we have created, to the way my outlook has changed to the things around me.

This place has been so special to me. The people here are like family, and you all welcomed us with open arms. Just for that I cannot thank you enough. You encouraged me to be brave, to not fear hard work, to care for myself, others, and of course the environment. But having said that, we all shared a lot of laughs along the way as well.

Friday I leave this place, but the place will never leave me. I will keep many special magical memories, and I will retain the new sight i have gained from spending two weeks here.

Thank you for keeping me in the moment.

Thank you for feeding me delicious food.

Thank you for always keeping my spirits high.

Thank you for caring

Thank you for listening.

Thank you for Wild Mountains." Anonymous participant ISV