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Grow your group!

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 9:30 am - Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 12:30 pm (ACST)

Grow your group!

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  • Are you part of an environmental conservation volunteer group in the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region that undertakes field work?

  • Would you like to build a more resilient group by recruiting more helpers to achieve your goals?

  • Are you available on Tuesday 13 August and Tuesday 24 September 2019?

If you answered yes to the 3 questions above, please register and come along to the Grow your Group 2-part workshop.The Natural Resources AMLR Volunteer Support team is offering a FREE 2-part workshop to provide environmental volunteer groups across the AMLR region with the tools, skills and knowledge to engage and retain new volunteers.

Part 1, Tuesday 13 August, 9.30am - 3pm
The first workshop will provide you with tools, resources, knowledge and tips to attract volunteers.

  • Groups will reflect on current practices and reveal gaps where improvements can be made.

  • Experienced community engagement consultant Becky Hirst will facilitate a section on the day.

  • Guest speakers from the University of South Australia will present recent research findings looking at barriers to engaging youth volunteers.

  • Groups will have a take home challenge to apply their learnings within groups and engage new volunteers.

Part 2, Tuesday 24 September, 9.30am - 12.30pm

The second workshop will focus on knowledge sharing, reflection and mentoring new recruits. 

  • Groups will recap main learnings from Part 1.

  • Participants will report back, share outcomes and learn from others.

  • Learn about mentoring new recruits and how best to continue growing your group into the future.

Please note:

  • Free morning tea provided at both workshops

  • Free lunch provided at Part 1.

  • To be eligible, you must be a member of an environment volunteer group that undertakes field work e.g. Friends of Park group

  • To be eligible, a member of your volunteer group must be available to attend both workshop sessions.

  • We encourage two members from each volunteer group to attend so that you can work with a partner. If this is not possible, 1 member is fine.

If you have any questions please contact 

This training is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board, through funding from the NRM levy.

When & Where

The Joinery
111 Franklin Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 9:30 am - Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 12:30 pm (ACST)

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Connecting you to the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources


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