Visit the Volunteer Village at the Eco Living Festival

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This year's Eco Living Festival will feature a ‘Volunteers Village’ -  a special place that will be home to a number of volunteer groups on the day. Pop along, join a talk or just ask questions about each group. Find a volunteer opportunity that will feed your soul and that’s good for the planet!

Who will be there?

Randwick Community Organic Garden
RCOG is a community of gardeners interested in working towards a sustainable future by growing fresh organic produce and plants, learning about organic gardening and permaculture techniques, sharing skills as well as sharing knowledge with the local community and cultivating the health of soil, plants, wildlife, people and community.

Organic Buyers Group
This group of locals combine their buying power each week to buy certified organic fruit and vegetables at wholesale prices. Members order $40 boxes online and can opt-in or out from week to week. Members meet weekly at Barrett House and Randwick Sustainability Hub to help divide and collect their box of fresh seasonal produce. Come along to the stall and learn how you can get involved.

Thoughtful Foods
This community-owned, volunteer-run food cooperative located on UNSW’s Kensington campus aims to provide cheap, minimally packaged and ethically produced wholefoods and household products. Volunteers are needed to help work at the shop, help at events, help deliver or various other tasks. Pop along to learn more!

Jewish Sustainability Initiative (JewSI)
JewSI draws on Jewish tradition to promote the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. Their volunteer-led group works with councils, organisations, leaders and individuals to mobilise the Sydney Jewish community to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Friends of Malabar Headland
Friends of Malabar Headland (FoMH) is a community group formed in April 2000 to protect the natural and cultural heritage of Malabar Headland. The group includes people with a wide range of skills including bush regenerators, legal experts, map makers, botanists, and bird watchers. Above all, we share a love for the bush.

A Randwick City Council volunteer group, PermaBee help plant, weed and compost at Randwick Sustainability Hub and surrounds. Volunteers break for morning tea and enjoy each other’s company in the delightful outdoors. Come along and join the team!

WIRES Eastern Branch
WIRES is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. They have been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for over 35 years. Their mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

Volunteer Pathways
Part of Randwick City Council, this stall at the Volunteer Village will provide all sorts of information on volunteering in Randwick City and surrounds. Pathways to volunteering and the volunteering experience itself can be as diverse as the range of people living within Randwick City. Pop by and see how your special skills are needed.

Our Eco Living Festival will take place Sunday 18 September – so save the date! In addition to the Volunteer Village, there will be talks, workshops, market stalls, kids activities and a lot more! See you there!

Last Updated: 23 August 2022
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