Harnessing People Power: Increasing Local Government Support for Volunteers

Harnessing People Power: Increasing Local Government Support for Volunteers
24 Mar
24 Mar


The event will provide information to assist Local Government to effectively support, direct the efforts of, and grow the community volunteer resource. The event will showcase a number of approaches that Local Governments are using to successfully engage with volunteers.

Case studies will focus on volunteering programs in environment and sustainability, town planning, community development and emergency recovery.  Information on volunteer insurance requirements, developing and nurturing partnerships, supporting community champions, and building the capacity of volunteers will apply to many volunteering areas.

Speakers include representatives from Volunteering WA, Local Government Insurance Scheme, South West Group, community volunteers, and the Local Governments of Cambridge, Cockburn, Harvey, Mosman Park, Stirling and Vincent.

The program will cover:
  • Local Government’s role in connecting community through volunteering
  • creating an enabling environment for volunteers and maximising the benefits of programs and services delivered
  • building community through community gardens and men’s sheds
  • effective working arrangements with bushland friends groups
  • directing volunteer effort following bushfires, including assistance for affected residents, wildlife rescue and landscape recovery
  • local area activation through the Town Teams initiative
  • environmental education centres as a hub for community volunteers
  • regional Council training programs to build the capacity of volunteers
  • governance, funding and insurance considerations

For more information, please contact WALGA's Marketing and Event Officer, Michelle Guice or call (08) 9213 2010. 
Harnessing People Power: Increasing Local Government Support for Volunteers
  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Registration from 8:30AM)
  • ONE70, Lv1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
  • $99.00 (Incl GST) Local Government and NFPs /
    $154 (Incl GST) State Government and Corporate /
    $33 (Incl GST) Webinar (regional LG only)
RSVP by Wednesday, 18 March Register Now Program
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