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AU-IVP 12.1 AUSTRALIA Goulburn Agriculture / Festival / Social 25/02/2023 09/03/2023

Goulburn Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show.

Camp code:

AU-IVP 12.1



Start Date:

25 Feb 2023

End Date:

09 Mar 2023


12: Art, culture and local history


Work Types:

Agriculture / Festival / Social

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

100.00 Australian Dollar [1510 Mexican Peso] 

  1. Accommodation and food: 80.00 Australian Dollar
  2. Transportation: 10.00 Australian Dollar
  3. Activities: 10.00 Australian Dollar
  4. Hosting organisation support: 0 Australian Dollar

Purpose of extra costs:

$100 (covers food, accommodation, insurance, camp leader, sightseeing) 

Required Language:


Description: 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. See: http://www.goulburnshow.com.au/

For the volunteers it will be fun and rewarding to work with local community-minded people. The Show will take place on 4th and 5th March 2023. You will work behind the scenes and help put the Goulburn Show together, set up infrastructure for the show and pack away afterwards. You will have free tickets to the Show on the weekend.

Type of Work: 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 7 hours per day with tasks as required, mostly physical with some moderate lifting. The work is quite physically demanding so please do not apply unless you are happy to work and take initiative. Together with local volunteers, the work will include erecting tables, setting up displays, fencing, laying carpets, packing and unpacking, raking up straw in the animal enclosures and more. During the two days of the Show you will help for a few hours, on a rotating roster, to run an information stall for IVP. 

Study Theme: There will be a short workshop on peace at the personal and community level. 

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.

Requirements: Wide brimmed sun hat, closed work shoes/boots and appropriate work clothes. The weather can be very changeable, one moment very hot and the next, a cold snap, so bring clothes for all climates, including possible rain. We will have some emergency clothes in case you can’t carry clothes for all possibilities. 

Approximate Location: Goulburn is a Regional City in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales (NSW). Goulburn is a two-hour drive from Sydney and one-hour from Canberra. It’s also a stop on the Sydney to Melbourne train line and the journey takes less than three hours. The Goulburn Showground is located about 20 minutes walk from the train station.

Notes: 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. Local volunteers will assist with transport and sight-seeing where possible. You will meet local people and may be invited to visit farms and there will be opportunities to see local wildlife and a variety of farm animals. 

Organization Description: International Volunteers for Peace (IVP) is the Australian branch for Service Civil International (SCI), one of the world’s largest Global Volunteering Networks with Branches in 44 countries and 106 Partners and Contacts in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. More than 5000 volunteers participate in hundreds of volunteer projects each year. IVP involved Projects are initiated and organised by community groups, and are designed to be of tangible benefit to the local community. They enhance local initiatives and do not replace paid labour. Our projects historically have been described as ‘work camps’. Using this model, we bring together people of diverse race, ideology, nationality and age who live together while working on a community project. We offer short-term, and medium to long-term projects.

Notes: In 2022 many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover - local hosting costs; insurance costs of the volunteer; a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects; administration costs of SCI International.