We are beyond excited to be running the first Yila Healing Trail on 11-20th October 2024.


It will be a wonderful 10 days of deep learning and immersive experiences, but can only take place with the support of our volunteers, both in the lead up and for this time of the trail.


There are a host of different roles for anyone with an interest in showcasing our beautiful Shoalhaven, becoming more involved with Yila Culture, rising up with our Community and immersing themselves in Country for the weekend.  You might be helping with digital marketing, supporting Elders, or setting up particular events. We'd love to know where you feel your strengths lie and what you would like to learn!


Our volunteers are invited to join us on Saturday May 4th for a Smoking Ceremony, light lunch, induction, playing the prototype of our new game Australia 2030- Respect Around Here and a Furoshiki workshop with Akiko and Wade of Affinity Solutions, to fold the Volunteer bags - screen-printed artwork inspired by 'My Tree Dreaming' and ongoing support to be your best from our Volunteer Coordinators and wider team. This will include a Cultural Awareness workshop with Hayley Longbottom from Waminda and a Radical Receiving training with Karen Austen later in the year.


During the trail, whilst there will be a headquarters, the event is spread across the Shoalhaven and you may be asked to position yourself at a single venue. There will be many opportunities to interact with each other and to continue to gather as we build this annual festival.


Expressions of interest are now open! Download our Volunteer Handbook and complete the form below to register your interest in joining the volunteer team. We will be in touch within the week.


We also encourage you to sign up to our newsletter and make sure you stay in the loop.

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We cannot thank you enough for joining us to volunteer and be part of this community working to bring about real healing here in the Shoalhaven.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address that you provided. This confirms that we have received your registration.

The email will also include a link so that you can return to this form and update it if, for example, your availability changes. 

For other queries, please email admin@ngungwulah.org.au