Our volunteers are what make Wild Mountains such a special organisation. We couldn't rehabilitate the land with out them, they help on programs and in maintaining and building the centre over the years. We truly are a volunteer driven organisation and thank everyone who has been apart of the Wild Mountains journey. Below are some stories, and comments from volunteers from over the recent years. Gaining new skills, sharing  your existing ones and meeting new friends is what volunteering at Wild Mountains is about. 

Meet our volunteers

"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 ps 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."

Kara 2017 -ISV participant

“ We both just wanted to say what a brilliant time we had with you in the mountains. It’s a place that shows what’s possible, inspires change and guides the way in teaching people how things should be. Being there for us was a pleasure and inspiration and while the spectacular scenery is something we’ll never forget, it is really you guys and your positivity that left an enduring and positive impression. “

Ciara & Gary -Irish wwoofers 2012

"Before coming here I didn’t really believe that I could make a difference or if I did I didn’t really think that it would be a big difference so it wouldn’t be significant.

But being here has made me realize that the small difference that many people make adds up to be a very large difference if enough people try.

I feel when I go home I am going to want to volunteer much more and actually follow through on what I was maybe thinking before.  I think this inspiration has come a lot from all the positive energy that the staff atWild Mountains has." -Talea ISV 17

'…we arrived back in Brisbane, did as Richard told us... got a bottle of wine and went to see the sunset from Kangaroo Point. What a lovely spot!!!  It was also the spot where Ine and I looked back with delight at some wonderful days at the mountain... it has inspired us, it has us thinking about our connection with our surroundings, and it had us thinking about our dreams, and how to live it...

Thanks for granting us this opportunity to help you out there on the mountain, and hopefully there will be a time that we will be able to view the building and see all the good things that happen over there!!!'- Dave

I'd like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to volunteer with Wild Mountains. 

I enjoyed working on the property, experiencing something different and hopefully making your job a little easier.

It was great meeting yourself, Susan, Justin, Liz and many others during the week. 

Witnessing the passion that went into the site and caring for the environment was inspiring and something I won't forget. 

 best wishes until next time,

Brady Watt (Griffith University Student 2015)

Thanks you so much for taking the time to supervise and mentor me during my time at Wild Mountains. I was initially interested in Wild Mountains because of the conservation and land care work accomplished by your organisation. I was eager to do an internship that was hands on, outdoors and gave me the opportunity to help the environment. Everything about Wild Mountains exceeded my expectations; I was amazed by the passion and care everyone at Wild Mountains had for environmental protection and education. Whilst at Wild Mountains I highly enjoyed lantana bashing, working on the straw house, learning about native flora and meeting new people.

My time spent at Wild Mountains was extremely valuable to my learning and I gained a greater understanding and appreciation for sustainably living and environmental protection. This internship has assisted me with my current studies of ecology and conservation biology by improving my knowledge of native flora and teaching me ways of being more sustainably. The working done at Wild Mountains is so valuable and important and the environmental education program is fantastic.

I truly had a wonderful time at Wild Mountains and really enjoyed meeting everyone. Thank you so much for everything especially the delicious meals and extra bedding, I also really enjoyed our evening card games and greatly appreciated the opportunity to volunteer. I would love to continue volunteering at Wild Mountains and I hope I get the opportunity to visit soon. Good luck with the building the rest of the straw house and I would love to return to help render it, best wishes to everyone.

Sincerely,

Brittany Forsythe (Griffith University 2017)