This Help Out opportunity is organised via BlazeAid. A volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods.
It is a great opportunity to Help Out someone in the Edenhope area. In return, you will be provided with a place to park your RV at no cost. Volunteers will have to be self-sufficient as on most occasions they will be staying on properties in locations that do not allow for daily commutes. In some cases, but not all, facilities including food, power, and water may be available.
Each campsite will vary in its conditions. Please read the conditions below, or visit the BlazeAid website directly for more details.
Other contacts are Kevin Butler 0418 530 471 (President BlazeAid) or Melissa Jones 0436 316 955
Donations can be made by ringing Debbie Buttler 0418990267 or any other queries
Please contact the basecamp at least the day prior to your intended arrival so we can include you in a team and put your name on the dinner list. If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 5 pm.
Breakfast: From 7:00am
Muster: 7:30am Mandatory for all volunteers working that day.
**If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 7:20am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.
Meals are provided for volunteers, but please bring your own snacks. Breakfast and a nourishing two-course evening meal are provided by BlazeAid (with help from local community groups) at the basecamps.
Where possible, the families you’re working with will provide morning tea and lunch for volunteers each day. Otherwise, BlazeAid provides food for you to make your own sandwiches to take with you.
Please note, if you have special dietary needs you will need to bring your own food if you are not able to eat the meals provided.
Power and water are available.
There is plenty of space for you to bring your own caravan, motorhome, swag or tent. All sites have toilets and hot showers.
Accommodation for volunteers who don’t have a caravan, tent, etc, varies at the different basecamps. Please ask the Camp Coordinator for more details about the basecamp you’re going to. If you have a swag, camp stretcher, inflatable mattress, etc, please bring it with you. You will also need to bring pillows, sheets, blankets, etc.
Please remember that we are working in disaster areas, so the accommodation available may be fairly basic and power will be limited. In some areas, mobile phone coverage might not be very good.
Address & Contact
Co-ordinator: Rob Edwards