The local organising committee for the 2021 Country Women's Association of NSW state conference is calling for volunteers to help from Sunday, May 2 to Friday, May 6.
Secretary of the local conference organising committee Lynn Lawson who is coordinating conference volunteers said the committee was looking for some helping hands.
"If you have a couple of hours or a whole day to help the CWA for our annual state conference in Bega, we need you," Ms Lawson said.
Able-bodied heavy lifters, men or women, are needed from lunchtime on Friday, April 30 to help unload the truck, set-up the stage and set-up partitions at the showground, Seventh Day Adventist Church and Uniting Church Hall in Bega.
"Goods to be unloaded include, for example, boxes of CWA cookbooks and suitcases of precious handicraft," Ms Lawson said.
"More heavy lifters are required again in the late afternoon on Thursday, May 6 to dismantle the stage and partitions, then re-load the truck. On the final day of the conference Friday, May 7, volunteers are needed to clean-up and tidy the showground and church venues," she said.
During the conference volunteers are needed as information guides. Guides will help at Bega Showground Sunday afternoon May 2, when the 400 CWA visitors are registering for the conference.
Information guides are also needed at lunch times at the showground and Bega Civic Centre for conference visitors.
"The CWA welcomes anyone who has knowledge of Bega township and surrounds to volunteer for these roles," Ms Lawson said.
COVID-safe conditions will be in place for the CWA Conference. To help with this CWA require COVID-19 marshalls on Sunday afternoon, May 2, then again early mornings and lunch times from Monday, May 3 to Thursday, May 6.
Ruth Shanks who has been a member of CWA for more than 50 years, including three years as president of the Associated Country Women of the World, will be travelling from Dubbo to coordinate the COVID-19 volunteers.
COVID-19 marshalls will check temperatures, ensure hand sanitiser, QR codes and social distancing COVID-safe procedures are followed.
To volunteer with the CWA state conference in Bega, please contact the conference committee secretary, Lynn Lawson by mobile 0411 432 533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.