Wollangarra exists because of our wonderful extended community. It stretches all over Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, and even internationally. Throughout the year, Wollangarra runs a number of work parties and events where young people, locals, ex-staff, and all our community members are invited to camp out under the stars, feel fulfilled after a hard days work, eat yummy food, sing plenty of songs, swim in the river, deepen our connection to the countryside, and get to know each other better.
If you’d like to come up to help us out, or just to check the place out, see the events list below.
All events are advertised through our Facebook page, but you can also call us on the homestead to book your spot. Can’t wait to see you there!
(03) 5148 0492
2022 events and work parties
Fruit Bottling – Australia Day Long Weekend – Jan 22-24
Come up and help us preserve plums, apricots, apples, nectarines, peaches, and so much more! This weekend sets us up to provide delicious bottled fruit on all our programs during the year!
Labour Day Long Weekend, Passata Bottling – 12th-14th March
Get yourself up to Woll for a little mid-term pick me up. This weekend we’ll bottle tomatoes to make all the passata and chutney we need to send out on a year worth of hikes – you might even get a little taste test yourself!
Woodchop, Queens Birthday Long Weekend – 11th-13th June
Brave the cold for this wonderful weekend of chopping, splitting, and splicing. Get your lumberjack on and help us fill our woodshed to keep the water warm and stove cranking!
Spring Garden Party -10th September
Get your gloves on and get in the garden! Lend a hand so we can get our garden in tip-top shape for prime growing season in Spring. This is an over 18s only work party.
Open Day 1st-2nd Oct
The festival to end all festivals Wollangarra’s annual open day! Come camp on the flat, enjoy the river, yummy food on offer, and all the old time pioneer demonstrators. All money raised helps support Wollangarra.
Melbourne Cup Work Party 29st Oct-1st Nov
Any work that needs to get done on the flat could done this weekend! The more the merrier, stay for one day or all four. Camp out, swing a hammer or lend a hand in the garden.
What to bring:
- A Working With Children Check – if you haven’t got one already you can get one for free HERE
- If you’re under 18, don’t forget your event permission form and medical form.
- Food to share, when you call up we’ll ask you to bring up a few veggies to help us cover catering costs
- Sleeping bag and pillow case (we have bunk beds/mattresses for you to sleep in or you may bring your own tent).
- A smile and a positive attitude
- A torch and old clothes
What not to bring:
- Alcohol – these are all age events
- Technology – what a better place for a little break from the world!