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Goulburn Agricultural Show Feb-March 2021

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International Volunteers for Peace
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Goulburn, NSW, Australia

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One time only
February 27, 2021
1:00pm AEDT
March 11, 2021
11:59pm AEDT
A few days


Code: AU-IVP 12.1

Title: Goulburn Show

Dates: Sat 27th February – Thurs 11th March 2021

Where: Goulburn, NSW

Number of vols: 5

Participation Fee: $150 (AUD) (covers food, accommodation, insurance,

camp leader, day trip to Canberra, sightseeing in Goulburn).

Host: Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society began in 1880.

They organise the Goulburn Show each year, showcasing the very best of

agricultural produce, local creative talents, school artwork and related

activities. Goulburn Show is one of the largest community events in the

region. www.goulburnshow.com.au


Volunteer work: For the volunteers it will be fun and rewarding to work with

local community-minded people. The Show will take place on 6th and 7th

March 2021 . You will work behind the scenes and help put the Goulburn

Show together, set up infrastructure for the show and pack away afterwards.

The work will be approximately 6-7 hours per day with tasks as required,

mostly physical with some moderate lifting. You will be working alongside

local volunteers; helping erect tables, setting up displays, fencing, laying

carpets, general office duties and even chasing a forklift! Cleaning up after

the show may include mucking up straw. During the show you will help for a

few hours, on a rotating roster, to run an information stall about international

volunteering and sustainability. Your ideas are welcome for this.


Cultural activities: You will have free tickets to the Show. You will learn

about agricultural issues, in particular wool growing which has an important

place in the history of Australia and Goulburn. There will be a whole day

sightseeing trip, possibly to Canberra, and time after work for local

sightseeing / shopping


Accommodation: The team will live together in a small building at the

showground. Stretchers, mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets will be

supplied. There will be a roster for shopping, cooking and cleaning. Toilets,

showers and a washing machine are in the building. The town centre is a 20

minute walk away and there you can find supermarkets, post office, cinema,

nature walks and a swimming pool.


Arrival and departure: Nearest international airports are Sydney and

Canberra, from there it would be train or bus to and from Goulburn Railway

Station, which is conveniently located in the centre of town. Detailed

information about train times will be given closer to the start of the workcamp

(in case of change of timetable). Please aim to arrive in the afternoon of 27th

February 2021.


On arrival there will be a group welcome and orientation to get to know

Goulburn, the project and your hosts. There will be a walk around the grounds

to familiarise you with the surroundings. Activities will start from Monday 1st

March, until Tuesday 9th March. The next day Wednesday 10th March there

will be an evaluation, excursion and farewell barbeque with the local

volunteers. Thursday 11th March is the final day, time to wind down, pack up,

you can plan to leave any time on this day that suits you.

What to bring: Wide brimmed sun hat, closed work shoes/boots and

appropriate work clothes.The weather can be very changeable, one moment

very and the next, a cold snap, so bring clothes for all climates, including

possible rain.


Requirement : You will be working with children during the camp, therefore

the Australian authorities require you to have a Working With Children Check.

Please, apply for that online here , prior to arriving in Goulburn. Keep your

application number, because you will have to report that on arrival.


Contact IVP: placements@ivp.org.au

Project Coordinator: David Hessey - dogbolterdave@gmail.com


Web: www.ivp.org.au

Email: admin@ivp.org.au


Code: AU-IVP 12.1

Title: Goulburn Show

Dates: Sat 27th February – Thurs 11th March 2021

Where: Goulburn, NSW

Number of vols: 5

Participation Fee: $150 (AUD) (covers food, accommodation, insurance,

camp leader, day trip to Canberra, sightseeing in Goulburn…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required: $150
  • On-site Location

Location

Goulburn Showgrounds

45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn, NSW 2580, AU

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