Organic & Biodynamic Farmers who need a hand beyond the bushfire emergency across Australia
The Organic & Regenerative Investment Co-operative (ORICoop) is calling out to volunteers interested to lend a hand. To help organic farmers & producers at this urgent time of bushfire need. Are you interested to get your hands dirty, to work hard, and to have a direct affect on farmers affected by this natural disaster.

Our desire is to enable organic producers to have a community of passionate supporters - that will stand with them through this tragedy & beyond for the months ahead. And help them back on their feet to producing healthy food. We are critically aware of the difficulty for existing certified organic producers affected by bushfires to retain their organic certification through natural disasters such as bushfires, and to manage the real need for on farm support. We are keen to bring those that are in the direct line of bushfire risk together with a team of keen helpers, that can lend a hand in this time of need. Together with existing partners that are integral to this long term recovery.

ORICoop is founded on the principles of Co-operative values, preserving & enhancing certified organic farmland, real financial returns and localised food production systems. True Cooperative principles are around caring about our communities in times of need, & looking beyond our own business in difficult times.

Full details of the Bushfire Appeal are here - https://organicinvestmentcooperative.com.au/opportunities/organic-farmers-bushfire-appeal/

FARM SUPPORT REQUIRED COULD INCLUDE:-

* On farm support
* Tree planting
* Farm infrastructure
* Marketing
* Farm Respite
* Volunteer coordination
* Other support

You can also register with Blaze Aid - doing incredible things in fire recovery work.
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Area/Region (main/central base) where you are from - please include the State *
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Areas that are likely to need our assistance are listed below. Please indicate up to your first THREE preferences in order of your capacity to assist in these areas?
Number of volunteers in your group (family, corporate, single)
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Do you have any farm experience?
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Have you volunteered previously? With who? When?
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Are you an Australian resident, or have a VISA suitable to volunteer in Australia? (unfortunately we cannot offer residency or VISA assistance as part of the Appeal) *
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What is your main area of interest?
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When are you available? And for how long?
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Do you have any likely accommodation in area? A caravan, tent, friends or family etc?
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Do you have financial capacity to assist with you (and your groups) own costs such as meals and travel?
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What other requirements may you have or be able to offer? (including physical limitations or health conditions)
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How soon can you offer assistance?
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Do you have friends or colleagues in your region that may also be interested to assist?
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