In a corner of the pavilion at the Adelong showground is a fairly unremarkable looking whiteboard - but the numbers written on it are anything but ordinary.
The showground is serving as base camp for a contingent of volunteers from the BlazeAid charity and the whiteboard is keeping a track of exactly how much work has been done to help farmers in the Snowy Valleys region rebuild after the devastating summer bushfires.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with people in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside farmers, the volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.
The charity was started by Rhonda and Kevin Butler, who were affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 and recruited volunteers to help rebuild farmers' fences.
Since the Adelong camp opened in mid-January, a total of 3714 volunteers have torn down 191.45 kilometres of old, burned out wire and - so far - built 105.33 kilometres of new fencing.
But, says camp co-ordinator Christine Male, "49 per cent of what we do is rebuild fences, 51 per cent is what we do is 'be there'".
"That's what it's all about. You do see some devastation, but you also see tremendous reward," she said.
"When the farmer's working with the crew and the fence is finished and they stand there together, and smile because the fence is shiny and new and straight, there's tremendous satisfaction for both sides.
"A shiny, straight new fence is not much good to a broken farmer, so you need to be there with them to both tell them and show them they are cared for and about."
Mrs Male said it is not just the recent bushfires that have taken a toll on farmers.
"Farming's been a really tough industry to be in lately. One of the huge problems with farming is that it is often a solitary job, so people spend large amounts of time on their own," she said.
"That's where I think our volunteers are most valued, when they go there as a group."
Mrs Male and her husband John have been working with BlazeAid for the past seven years. Currently Mr Male is co-ordinating a similar camp at Wingham.
They came to the charity after an incident in their family made them determined to "give back". Their son Rodney and daughter-in-law Tammy were both badly hurt in a car crash.
The pair have recovered, but Mrs Male believes the outcome may have been different if the accident had occurred anywhere else in the world but Australia, and they wanted to say "thank you" to the nation as a whole.
"It gave us that final impetus to do it instead of just talking about it, but it's gone way beyond thanking Australia for what they did for our kids," Mrs Male said.
"We volunteered because we like the lack of middle men in this charity. There's no admin costs. All of the donated dollars go to either the fencing materials or to running the camps.
"It's now just so much personal satisfaction. It's a good organisation. It's run by good people and the volunteers are great people."
Some of those volunteers have come from around the world to lend a hand.
Mrs Male tells the story of one American woman who, after seeing coverage of the fires in the news in the United States, spent her two weeks' annual leave working at the Adelong camp.
"She was here for a fortnight and allowed herself just one day of sightseeing in Sydney on her way home. She was fantastic," Mrs Male said.
Closer to home, Mrs Male said members of Australia's Hazari population have travelled from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Shepparton to lend a hand, while there has been huge support from Brazilian community groups.
At its busiest, the Adelong camp had 160 people and in the two months it has been operating, has hosted volunteers from every Australian state.
BlazeAid provides all of the meals for its volunteers and community groups from not only the local region, but as far as Sydney, have been helping to feed everyone.
Currently there are about 30 volunteers working on farms in the Snowy Valleys, but the exact numbers change daily.
"People do come and go," Mrs Male said.
"We encourage everyone to take a couple of days off every week, not just because of the physical nature of the works, but it's also very easy to get swept up in the farmers' problems.
"The volunteers need to have that little bit of space and debrief."
Mrs Male said that usually at a BlazeAid camp, the average age of volunteers ranges between 65 and 68 years.
"This camp is running at just the tiniest little bit under 50. It was running through the school holidays, so we had families," she said.
"There is such a pool of skill that is under-utilised in this country and this is a great outlet for a lot of those skills. The resourcefulness of volunteers is amazing."
While the coronavirus has forced BlazeAid to introduce new regulations and to ban any volunteers over the age of 75, it is still possible to sign up to lend a hand.
But many of the volunteers in Adelong are old hands at stepping up for BlazeAid.
This is the eighth BlazeAid camp for Dawn and Mike Gaspert from the Sunshine Coast, although it is a little different as previously they've helped to rebuild after floods. They have also worked previously with Mrs Male.
"We knew the camps were around after the bushfires," Mrs Gaspert said.
"We were taking the grandchildren back to Melbourne after a summer holiday visit and decided to stop in at the Adelong camp, and blow me down, there's Chris."
The couple arrived in Adelong on January 18, having towed in their caravan, and been there since, apart from a three-week break.
Mrs Male's was not the only familiar face they spotted on arrival. Also volunteering at the camp was Jenny Blanch, who is also from the Sunshine Coast and knew Mrs Gaspert from a seniors' kayaking club.
Mrs Blanch and her husband Lindsay wanted to lend a hand after hearing about BlazeAid through friends and decided on Adelong because they had distant relatives in their area.
The couple arrived in the first week of February and are in for "the long haul".
"We had travelled around Australia in 2019 and when we saw the bushfires, we wanted to help," Mr Blanch said.
"We did have concert tickets in April, but now they've been cancelled so we're staying here," Mr Blanch said.
"What I like is that you can see where the money is going. You can see the new fences, see where the money is being spent.
"The farmers are so appreciative. Some have lost everything, their houses, the lot. We're glad to be doing a little bit."
Perhaps the thoughts of all are best summed by Mrs Blanch, who says volunteering brings moments of true joy.
"When you see them all going out in their orange vests, it makes you feel so proud," she said.