Working with and for the Community THE-ORIGINAL-SHED COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP 268 Beach Road (Bus stop 62) Hackham West SA 5163 (Southern Community Project Group Inc)
When are we open?
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to
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Who are we?
We are a community based volunteer group which originally began in 1995 as the Noarlunga
Community Action Group. Later that year our name changed to Southern Community Project
We have now adopted the name: “The-Original-Shed Community
Volunteer Workshop” for marketing purposes. We have become known as “The Shed” for
some years now and were the original community “SHED”
What Do We Do?
The workshop provides opportunity to residents to become a volunteer member to complete
individual projects or participate in the general workshop projects.
Members have access to an extensive range of tools and equipment ( Inc. Woodworking,
Metal Working, Machining & Welding) that ordinarily may not be available to most
hobbyists and handymen.
Have a project you want to work on for yourself. Bring it along and work on it at
the shed, ask for ideas or bring some ideas to share?
Have a project but can’t build it? Bring along your idea, there are plenty of blokes
that can either teach you how to do it or can do it for you - just ask!
Many retired people downsize their living arrangements, often resulting in the man's
personal space, his garden shed or workshop being lost. Our Shed has been set up
to meet the above needs and to provide a substitute space for the 'shed-less' men
& women of the area.
We provide supervised access to community groups to develop workshop skills.
The Little Shed Dwellers are groups of primary school children. They attend once
a week to paint, glue, create and generally have fun.
Weekly woodworking classes for a group from Panangga – Mental Illness Fellowship
If there are groups who are interested (Schools, disadvantaged Groups Etc) contact
Jim Forbes on
We provide a repair or small project service to the community at very reasonable
(See Page “Repairs to furniture Etc”
We Take Orders
Have something in particular that you want made? Like one of our standard products
but want a few alterations made. Ask us. We are happy to do whatever you want,
The proceeds of sales help us upgrade our equipment and aid toward the support of
Who does what?
The volunteers actually run the shed. They decide what to do, when to do it and at
what pace they do it. With individual projects or group projects. Everything that
happens at The Shed is due to our very willing volunteers. Over the years we have
achieved much, only because of the people who are willing to give generously of their
time and talents. Some of the volunteers include: Office Administrators, Various
If you would like to become a “Shed” volunteer please contact us or come a see when
we are open. Everyone is welcome to drop in a say hello and look at our facilities.
We are Members of:
AMSA Australian Men's Shed Association
Established in 2007 by the Australian independent community based Men's Sheds to
represent, support and promote the Men's Shed Movement and to act as a central hub
for information exchange.
With over 400 Member sheds representing an estimated 30,000 men, AMSA is the largest
men’s support organisation in Australia. This is the official site for Men's Sheds
providing information on Shed locations, contact details, copies of our regular newsletter,
news of current events and access to the discussion forum.
AMSA is a not for profit organisation, a registered Health Promotion Charity and
is endorsed as a Tax Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations are tax deductible.