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Volunteers Voice





The purpose of this section is to inform the public of the many opportunities in volunteering that are available to individuals in our community. Participating organisations will also benefit as the work they do is brought to the publics' attention.

For further information about the responsibilities of both parties, log on to


If your organisation would like to participate, send us some information about your aims & objectives and the things you do. We will add your organisation to this section.

Wanderer Replica

Tutors Wanted

Bega Valley Seed Savers

Killer Whale Museum

REAP Food Rescue

Eden Rural Fire Service

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

 Eden Meals on Wheels

Eden Community Access Centre

Eden Singers

Wanderer Replica

As you are probably aware the volunteers of the Wanderer Replica are often out in the community promoting the build of the Wanderer, encouraging membership and also fundraising. We need your help to assist with these tasks.

Below is a list of events that we are considering attending in March.

Saturday March 11 Cooma Show;
Sunday, March 12 Paddleboard raffle ticket sales at Mitchie's Jetty, Merimbula;
Friday, March 17 Woolworths Tura Beach stall
Saturday March 18 Woolworths Tura Beach stall
Sunday, March 19 Merimbula Markets
Sunday, March 26 Bermagui market
Friday, March 31 Drawing of paddleboard/opal raffle at Seahorse Inn.

No experience necessary, we will provide you with enough details to confidently speak with others to spread the word of our ambitions for the ship rebuild.

If you can donate a few hours to assist us at any of the listed events would you please contact Jon Gaul on 0414 603 133.


Free tutoring - Volunteers wanted

Eden Library and Eden Access Centre want to organise free, tutoring/after-school homework centres for local students. But they need some volunteers.

Anyone who has qualifications or experience teaching is ideal but anyone who has a good handle on English or numeracy would be welcome. Please call Clare Whiter at EAC on 6496 3970 or Kate Liston at the library on 6499 2453 if interested.


Bega Valley Seed Savers

Bega Valley Seed Savers is a volunteer group — part of a national network — that grows, saves, cleans, stores and distributes seeds of edible and useful plants. The group meets usually once each month at the SCPA market in Littleton Gardens, Bega.

Eden boasts a small group of seed savers, part of Bega Valley Seed Savers, in turn part of SCPA South East Producers. Why Save Seeds when you can buy a packet from a garden shop? By doing so we develop strains of plants especially fitted to our local area – we can have tastier Cabbage, Tomatoes, Carrots, and so on. BVSS is a group of volunteers who conserve naturally pollinated often Heritage varieties of seed for use in the local area, at the same time spreading them around.

EDEN Seed savers
How to start! People grow vegetables at home if they allow a few plants to flower and grow to seed with a few simple rules they can save those seeds, they are now on the way to joining in the Seed Saver Group.

The volunteers meet every fourth Friday 9am-12 at the Bega Markets, to save, sort, dry, store and share as well as package and distribute as many seeds as possible. Here in Eden packets of seeds are available at Sprout Eden and Nethercote Produce Markets. Mick and I try to keep up the stock. We want to hear from anyone who wants more information, or who would like to join us in Eden to grow, collect, treat, and package etc. these seeds.

BVSS have held a couple of workshops in Eden over the last couple of years with enough interest expressed, a couple of Volunteers could come and engage us in another one.

Old Tom Needs YOU!!!!

To help tell our story.


If you think you've got the gift of the gab, and even if you don't, we need volunteers to assist with guiding tours at the Museum, training will be provided. If you are more of a wallflower but would still like to help we need volunteers to man the lighthouse and usher visitors around the museum.


We also need volunteers to assist with Publicity and Promotions, exhibitions and events cooking and catering, general maintenance and gardening and flag raising / lowering at the roundabout flagstaff.


If you would like to help please contact the museum on (02) 6496 2094


Rescuing good food

& delivering it to charities for people in need

REAP Sapphire Coast, established in the far south coast of NSW, collects excess food from local food providers and distributes that food to not-for-profit organisations. Food goes into community cafes, food hampers or is available from charities and helping agencies for those in need.

Established in December 2014 with a small band of volunteers and charity partners, REAP Sapphire Coast is now collecting over 800 kg of food each month. We have been delighted to receive support and food donations from a variety of local food business and primary producers such as Woolworths and Palarang Partnerships Organic Meats along with another 50 (and growing) local providers.

REAP Sapphire Coast is proud to support local initiatives such as the Garden of Eden Community Project, the Pearls Place community café, the Merimbula Rural Fire Brigade, Campbell Page Eden's youth projects, Women's Refuge, St Vincent de Paul food relief project, and the Women's Resource Centre.

We would love to hear from new supporters and volunteers wishing to help us collect good food and deliver it to charities

To get involved, please contact:
Chapter Coordinator
REAP Sapphire Coast
M: 0438 407 364 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  Eden Rural Fire Service


Do you have time on your hands and are willing to support your local community?

The Eden Rural Fire Service needs YOU


The Eden RFS attend incidents outside the town boundaries, such as bush fires, grass fires, hazard reduction burns, and motor vehicle accidents. They also assist the Town Brigade when requested. Other activities have included assisting Brigades throughout NSW and interstate with fire-fighting and flood relief. They are often called upon to assist Forest NSW and National Parks with both fire-fighting and hazard reduction burns.


New members to the Brigade receive initial training in basic fire- fighting, and are able to gain accreditation in First Aid and Chain Saw operations, with further opportunities for ongoing training and development available.


Members of the Eden RFS are a diverse bunch and come from all walks of life, truck drivers, ex- defence force members, aged-care workers, rural workers and administration workers to name a few.


The Eden RFS meet on the first Monday of every month at 6pm at the Fire Shed which is located at the top of the hill heading out of town towards Melbourne, (near the Water Towers).


If you are interested in joining us, call into one of our monthly meetings or just drop in to the Fire Shed – there is often someone there over the weekends.


                                                     Sapphire Coast Discovery Centre


The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) is a not-for-profit community organisation which aims to become a Centre of Excellence in temperate marine education and research. A multi-faceted organisation, SCMDC has established a Marine Discovery Centre in Snug Cove, Eden, NSW, linked with education programs for school and community groups, facilities to support research into the marine environment and outdoor educational activity programs.


Volunteers are vital to our existence. We rely on Volunteer Guides during opening times and a number of volunteers contribute in a variety of other ways: assisting with aquaria management, Discovery Centre displays, outdoor activities, general maintenance and more.


If you are interested in volunteering or work experience at the SCMDC
Phone 6496 1699
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To find out more or to register your interest in volunteering visit their website at


                                                    Eden Meals on Wheels


Eden Meals on Wheels has been operating in Eden for over 30 years.

We have approx 40 volunteers delivering meals Mon to Friday.  This means that volunteers are only required to deliver once a month and it takes about 1 hour from 11-30am to 12-30pm.


We work in pairs and use our own vehicles ( petrol money is provided).

A roster is provided for approx 4 months at a time.


Going on holidays or just away for a few days is not an excuse because we all do it ,and everyone is willing to swap days with you if needed.So if you can spare an hour once a month please contact  Val Barber  6496 2532 

or Margaret Sheaves 6496 1924


Eden Community Access Centre Inc.


en Access CentreIt is hard to believe that the Eden Access Centre has been operating for 18 years. Throughout this time Clare Whiter, our coordinator, has been at the helm, working with a committee of management. We are an incorporated association.


For our customers we provide access to the internet, an agency for Centrelink, Volunteer Tax Help as well as all the office services you may need. Short courses are organised as required.


Our volunteers have gained many skills over the years. They range from operating computers to digital cameras, learning how to photo copy, make power point presentations, customer service, etc. 


We are also involved in a number of projects that help our community, including recording Oral Histories, Timber Worker’s Memorial Register, compilations of beautiful Eden photos made for sale. We also maintain this website.


A wide and varied range of activities make this a great place to volunteer. It is not essential that you have computer experience – we all learn as we go. We need volunteers who have experience in advertising/marketing, project management, customer service, submission writing, tutoring, proof reading, photography, and many other skills. If you think you would like to volunteer here, you are welcome to come for a trial period before you make up your mind.



Do You Sing?

Eden singers are seeking new memers for their choir. so if you like to sing and can hold a tune why not come along and see if this is for you? They are currently rehearsing for an upcoming concert incorporating Australian history in song. These are songs you will know and can easily sing along to. Eden singers meet every Thursday at the Log Cabin in Bass Street at 7pm. All are welcome.