Social Outreach

All EDA centres EDA's promote a practical approach to social outreach.

This starts in the local community, with students collaborating with other agencies, such as the St Vincent de Paul Society, to undertake practical welfare work close to study centres.

Further afield, study centres have over 20 years experience in organizing voluntary service projects or “Workcamps” to communities in Australia or abroad.

The aims of a workcamp are to:

  • Provide welfare or developmental assistance to a community in need;
  • Contribute to a team-based project;
  • Learn about a different cultural heritage.

Workcamps are typically 2-3 weeks in duration and require volunteers to pay their own way. Fees vary, depending on destination.

Workcamps are organized and run by centres of EDA, in conjunction with Reledev Australia Limited , a not-for-profit NGO, accredited with AusAID.

For information contact the workcamp director via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Previous Workcamps


1987 - Lae, Papua New Guinea 01 03 04 05
1988 - Pekina, South Australia 01 02 03 04 05
1990 - Lipa, Philippines 01 02 03 04 05
1992 - Western Samoa 01 02 04 05
1994 - La Grange, Western Australia 01 02 03 04 05
1994 - Broome, Western Australia 01 02 03 04 05
1996 - Santa Teresa, Northern Territory 01 02 03 04 05
1997 - Flores Island, Indonesia 01 02 03 04 05
1998 - Navunibitu, Fiji 01 02 03 04 05
1999 - Alotau, Papua New Guinea 01 02 03 04
2003 - Vutia, Fiji 01 02 03 04 05
2004 - Balgo, Western Australia 01 02 03 04 05