Wollangarra’s staff team is made up of one Director, a Program Manager and five Outdoor Leaders. Directors are appointed by the Wollangarra Council and possess a wealth of skills and experience in outdoor education. They are employed for a period of two to three years.
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 receive extensive training, both formal and in-hosue, in Wilderness First Aid, Bronze Swimming and Swift Water Rescue, Four Wheel Driving, Safe Food Handling, chainsaw operation, navigation and how to live and work at Wollangarra for the year.
Leaders essentially volunteer their time for a year in the mountains, working hard to provide great programs for hundreds of young people.
Wollangarra’s leaders are recruited between September and December each year. If you think you might be interested in this once in a lifetime opportunity, then we recommend coming up and helping on a program for a week, or at one of our regular workparty weekends. Feel free to call us up at the Homestead to have a chat about what it’s all about
Dan Abikhair – Director
Justin Hawkins – Program Manager
Jake Ginnivan – Outdoor Leader
Amanda D’Costa – Outdoor Assistant/Administration Assistant
Alice Jefimenko – Outdoor Leader
Sarah Herkess – Outdoor Leader
Mali Booth – Outdoor Leader
Dylan Burns – Outdoor Leader