Camp Status: OPEN -12 MARCH 2019
Fencing Starting: 12 MARCH 2019
Address: Bunyip Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve
Co-ordinator: John Anderson 0412 382 184
Sue Anderson 0407 834 443 and
Assisting: Debbie 0408 368 361
Assisting: Jainee 0401 783 034
PROPERTY OWNERS TO CONTACT JOHN OR SUE (on the above numbers)
VOLUNTEERS TO CONTACT JAINEE (on the above number)
BEFORE ARRIVING: 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 5pm.
BREAKFAST: From 7:00am
MUSTER: 7:30am Safety Talk 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 7:15am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.
7:45am depart to farms in convoys
MEALS: 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.
AMENITIES: Power may or may not be available. Caravan/Camper/Tents/Swags, Showers and Toilets provided.
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.