The leaders, who change each year, possess a diverse range of skills and experience in outdoor and environmental education, youth work and conservation. At the beginning of the year they spend several months completing extensive training in Wilderness First Aid, Bronze Medallion (swimming supervision), Four Wheel Driving, Safe Food Handling, chainsaw operations, navigation, defensive driving, how to live remotely and in a small community, and so much more.
Leaders volunteer their time for a year in the mountains, working hard to provide great programs for hundreds of young people. They are the backbone of Wollangarra.
Wollangarra leaders are recruited between September and December each year. If you think you might be interested in applying for this once in a lifetime opportunity, then we recommend coming up and helping on a program for a week, or coming to one of our regular work party weekends. Feel free to call us up at the Homestead to have a chat about what it’s all about
Patty has been floating around Wollangarra for the past few years now. He first came across the fox in October 2017 to Volunteer and has since done 8 programs with Woll. Patty heard about Wollangarra while studying his Diploma of Outdoor Recreation at Holmesglen TAFE. After his 2 years at TAFE in the end of 2018 he moved to the Grampians National Park where he started working as a rock-climbing guide and Canoe Guide. In Winter of 2019 he moved up to Mittagundi and volunteered there for 2 months. In the spring time he was floating around the mountains doing freelance Outdoor Education work. When Patty isn’t taking a group out hiking in the mountains his usually hiking out there solo instead.