Volunteer & Alumni
Volunteering with OBA is a great way to participate in a lively, active community of people who love the outdoors, while helping to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
There are lots of different ways to volunteer with OBA – helping out at Tharwa, providing back up support for programs, or even by giving us a hand with administration and marketing.
- Gardening, mowing, weeding and tree planting
- Maintenance of buildings and equipment
- Sorting, cleaning and tinkering in our stores, kitchen and workshops
Tim Booth is a long standing volunteer and local legend with Outward Bound’s operation on our national base in Tharwa, ACT. Tim has been volunteering with Outward Bound for over 10 years. As a retired high school science teacher, Tim is a strong believer in the importance of working with young people and helping them find their path. Tim runs tree planting session and environmental awareness sessions with the participants. His knowledge of the local flora and fauna make him an invaluable resource.
Are you one of the 500,000 Australian Outward Bound alumni who have gone outward bound with us since 1956?
If so, we want to hear your story!
Some of you had a life-changing experience that helped propel you into a successful career. Others among you repeatedly fell face first into the mud, stood up and kept walking through the rain. I know one of you can’t forget losing your Dad’s favourite pocket knife… Whatever your story is, we’d love to hear it.