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 Guinea01030405
1988 - Pekina, South Australia0102030405
1990 - Lipa, Philippines 0102030405
1992 - Western Samoa01020405
1994 - La Grange, Western Australia0102030405
1994 - Broome, Western Australia0102030405
1996 - Santa Teresa, Northern Territory0102030405
1997 - Flores Island, Indonesia0102030405
1998 - Navunibitu, Fiji0102030405
1999 - Alotau, Papua New Guinea 01 02 03 04
2003 - Vutia, Fiji 0102030405
2004 - Balgo, Western Australia0102030405