With harvest time fast approaching and many farms still scrambling to find workers due to border closures and travel restrictions, charity Rural Aid is hoping its relaunched Farm Army website can help ease the crisis.
The Farm Army website is designed to connect volunteers and workers with farmers that need a hand.
Thousands of volunteers and workers have found work on Aussie farms through the Farm Army site since its launch in 2015.
Rural Aid says the site has recently undergone an upgrade, making it even easier to find workers.
CEO John Warlters said the Farm Army is a valuable resource in the current climate.
"We know finding workers for harvest is difficult at the moment, which is why we are excited to relaunch the Farm Army website now," Mr Warlters said.
"The platform is great for filling other jobs too. Keep an eye out for truck driving work, farmhand jobs and caretaking and housesitting roles too.
"More than ten thousand volunteers, job seekers and grey nomads are already part of the Farm Army and receive regular job updates," Mr Warlters said.
Retirees and Farm Army members Sandra and Peter Kearns have attended a number of jobs on properties across Australia through the Farm Army platform.
"We were looking for something other than just being on the road and travelling on the road, we were looking for something meaningful, something rewarding," said Peter.
"We've helped muster sheep, crutch sheep and we looked after farmer's kids. We helped with schooling, baking and cooking," Sandra said.
The Farm Army is open to primary producers who are registered with Rural Aid. Visit www.farmarmy.com.au.
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