Sapphire Coast Volunteering NSW

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Sapphire Coast, New South Wales

22nd November - 11th December 2021

The Sapphire Coast was heavily impacted by the Black Summer bushfires in 2019/20. Many residents that need our support are spread over a large area often deep into some of the worst bushfire affected parts of Australia.

Join us as we help families over a three-week period from Nov 22 to Dec 11. You can join for 1 day, 1 week or all three, so why not take a road trip to the great outdoors, enjoy a long weekend or extended stay.

Some of the volunteering tasks will include:

  • Clearing areas of overgrown weeds
  • Fencing
  • Chopping and stacking vegetation into burn piles
  • Repurposing plants and gardens
  • and other jobs the owner requires at the time of our arrival

Week 1

Location: South Bega Valley (Towamba, Kiah, Narrabarba)

6 days – Mon 22 – Sat 27 Nov

Week 2

Location: North Bega Valley (Cobargo)

5 days – Wed 1 – Sun 5 Dec

Week 3

Location: Eurobodalla

5 days – Tues 7 – Sat 11 Dec

Do I have to pay anything?

Registering for this volunteer experience is completely free. 

If you are intending to volunteer for multiple days and stay in the area you will have to book your own accommodation. Accomodation information is below.

You will also need to provide your own meals including bringing lunch to site each day and a reusable water bottle.

Where should I book accommodation?

Below we have listed the areas that are close to each site and have a large range of different accommodation styles to suit everyones needs.

South Bega Valley – Accomodation in Eden

North Bega Valley – Accomodation in Bermagui or Cobargo.

Eurobodalla – Accomodation in Batemans Bay


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How will I get there?

You will have to arrange your own transport to and from site each day.

Walks and Hikes

Uncrowded paths lead to deserted beaches and rugged coastal peaks when exploring the Sapphire Coast on foot. Find breathtaking cliff top views through melaleuca tunnels, stroll along raised boardwalks over lakes and wetlands and tread barefoot on pristine beaches.

Beaches & Ocean Pools

Discover the pristine beaches, coves, inlets and estuaries and see exactly why the Sapphire Coast got its name.

Food and Drinks

Enjoy the best of local bounty from land and sea, with a seafood platter at Merimbula Wharf Restaurant and soak up the uninterrupted ocean views across Merimbula Bay, a frequently visited location for travelling humpback whales.

A visit to historic Tathra Hotel is a must, with your choice of al fresco or stylish dining room.Be sure to try one of their own craft beers, brewed on-site at their own Humpback Brewery.

Bermagui Beach Hotel is a local’s favourite, and if you can snap up an outdoor seat on their sun-soaked deck, you’ll be treated to stunning views across Horseshoe Bay, and maybe even a whale breach.

Dining with a view wouldn’t be complete without fish and chips on a headland, so stop by Eden for some locally caught fish and take a short drive up to Eden Rotary Lookout or Eden Marine Rescue for a stunning oceanside picnic.

Events and Attractions

At Merimbula Seaside Market (Sun Nov 21 and Sun Dec 19) you’ll find a wealth of treasures, jewellery, fashion, produce, food, plants, books, crafts and curios await where whales and dolphins breach to spy from the bay.

Cobargo market is held every Saturday (8am-1pm) has a range of stalls including food, music, plants and much more.

Bega is the home of Australia’s most famous cheese, and the Bega Produce Market – held every Friday (8am-1pm) – features fresh seasonal produce plus locally made food and goods.

Or you may prefer a day at the races (Mon 29 Nov), where Sapphire Coast Turf Club boasts one of the best racing surfaces in country NSW and spectator facilities to match with unrestricted views of the racing action from all vantage points.

Need more info?

Please leave your contact details and and we‘ll contact you with more info.

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