Who we are
Outback Links is Frontier Services' volunteer program. It has more than 10 years’ experience connecting skilled volunteers with people in remote Australia who could use a helping hand. It is a unique, Australia wide service. Outback Links has a community of more than 1200 volunteers from various backgrounds who share a passion for ‘giving back’ to farmers in remote Australia.
- To respond to the short term needs of people in remote Australia.
- To match skilled volunteers to situations where they can provide practical assistance to people in remote Australia.
- To reduce isolation and disadvantage in remote Australia.
- To support families and individuals living in remote Australia, regardless of their income, cultural background, religion or disability.
- To promote open communication between volunteers, outback families and individuals and Frontier Services staff.
- To respect the privacy of outback families and individuals, volunteers and staff and maintain confidentiality at all times.
- To work in cooperation with other community services in remote Australia to ensure a complementary service
Frontier Services is a charity and national agency of the Uniting Church that grew out of the pioneering work begun in 1912 by the Rev John Flynn (“Flynn of the Inland”).
Frontier Services has continued to support the people of remote Australia for more than 100 years.
Our activities include:
- Outback Links group trips to remote farms and communities providing skilled services in consultation with local community stakeholders
- Outback Links short-term, year-round volunteering to assist remote families in need
- Building partnerships that help relieve the isolation of remote communities
- Advocacy for the people of remote Australia
- Funding and resourcing pastoral support for remote Australia through Patrol Ministry