Volunteering in Cummins
The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee – proudly supported by the Cummins and District Financial Services and District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula – assist the community achieve its economic and social potential through advocacy, responsible management and development of community events, services programs and projects.
The Cummins and District Enterprise Committee is a not-for-profit organisation, managed by a volunteer committee and elected chairperson, with part-time paid administrative support being the Community Project Officer (CPO) working from the Cummins Hall office.
Currently the Enterprise Committee have 15 sub-committees who are all working hard to support local business and maintain and retain local services and infrastructure.
The Cummins and District Enterprise Committee, along with the sub-committees, are dedicated in working together with new ideas for moving forward and promoting the Cummins and District as an appealing place to live or visit.
Below is a list of all the active volunteer committees in Cummins. We’re always welcoming enthusiastic individuals, so if you’re interested in learning more about them, or would like to join one, please email email@example.com
This creative group is passionate about developing beautiful and unique pieces of art. Their projects can be seen all around town, and have even earned them an international award. Find them every Tuesday from 10:30am at the back of the Cummins Hall.
Friends of the Cummins Cemetery
Created by a group of locals in 2018, this committee has been working hard for the past three years to improve the local cemetery and homage our previous residents. Click here to check out their latest projects.
Cummins Men’s Shed
The Cummins Men’s Shed Committee aim to provide a place to meet and manufacture, for the wellbeing of all men and for the betterment of their social and mental health. Find them every Tuesday and Thursday at 24 Railway Tce, Cummins.
Cummins & District Tourism Committee
In action since 2017, this group has been proactive in promoting our town as a worthy destination, whilst also promoting local shopping via different marketing strategies and social media. The committee has been successful in putting our town back in the map by creating this website and much more. See all they have achieved here.
Cummins Emergency Ready Committee
Created in 2008 with a “Bushfire preparedness” focus, this group now focuses on maximising public safety with an “all hazards” approach. Members include representatives from various emergency and public services and organisations.
Cummins Community Garden
This committee gives everyone the opportunity to garden in a safe space, no matter their ability, age, or access to land. Find them beautifying our town at the back of the Cummins CWA, and click here to see their latest projects.
Cummins Caravan Park
This small committee oversees and manages all the operations of our local Caravan Park. The committee is continually looking for ways to improve our visitors’ stays and meet monthly at the Cummins Hall.
Cummins Christmas Festival
Formed in 2017, this committee coordinates the free annual community event known as “Traders Night” or the “Cummins Christmas Festival”. The event starts with a Christmas parade going through the town with the Cummins Pre School giving out prizes for best float and best dressed kids bike. Then on to the Railway Triangle for entertainment, Santa and food. The winners for the best Christmas light competition are also announced.
Cummins Hall Committee
This committee manages and oversees the operations and hire of the Hall and its facilities. They fundraise to maintain and improve these facilities and liase with the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula regarding the lease and maintenance. Markets are held several times a year and community craft groups use parts of the Hall weekly. To hire this venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cummins Skate Park
This committee, made up of a diverse group of people, made the Cummins Skate Park a reality in our town in 2018. Keep up with their latest news here.
Cummins Christmas Wonderland
This committee works year-round to bring the magic of Christmas to Cummins during the month of December, when the Cummins Christmas Wonderland display opens for everyone. The event continues to grow bigger and bigger each year and attracts visitors from all over Australia. Click here for their latest updates.
Cummins & District Health Focus Group
This group’s main focus is working on strategic directions to maintain and develop our health services.
Cycling Without Age
Cycling Without Age is a wonderful initiative that sees volunteer cyclists take the elderly, and not so able bodied, for bike rides in specially-built bikes. This is a great way to provide elderly Australians with opportunities to remain active, while engaging in social interactions with their community.
Empowering Lower Eyre / Suicide Prevention Network
Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network was established by a group of passionate community members looking to see a change for people suffering in silence on the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
Suicide Prevention Networks are designed to start life-saving conversations, to break down the stigma of mental illness, reduce social isolation and increase awareness for help seeking. Click here to learn more about their work.
CHILDCARE WORKING GROUP
Established in 2019, the Childcare Working Group formed out of the growing necessity for adequate childcare and early education in our town. The group is currently made up of concerned parents, members of Cummins Bendigo Bank, CDEC, Cummins Area School Governing Council, and the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. Their aim is to be able to provide a service that can meet the current and future childcare demands in Cummins.
Cummins Christmas Festival
Are you an enthusiastic festive person with a year-round love for all things Christmas? The Cummins Christmas Festival is currently looking for new members who can help out with this year’s festival (a.k.a Traders Night!), so if this sounds like you send us a message.
Cycling Without Age
Looking for a way to get fit and give back to your community? Currently in the process of being managed by the Cummins Men’s Shed, the Cycling Without Age project group is looking for motivated pilots to ride the bike. The induction process is straight forward: all you need is a current police check and a bicycle helmet!