Training / Workshops

Volunteering SA & NT

Volunteering SA & NT have some great workshops and events coming up:

Tuesday 26 March – Knowledge Base: free resources for leaders of volunteers. 

Presented by expert guest Clint Bertenshaw from the Centre for Volunteering. Come along and explore Knowledge Base, a platform for volunteer managers and volunteers to access a variety of free volunteer related resources. To register, click here.

Thursday 4 April – Top Legal issues in Managing Volunteers by Justice Connect

When managing a volunteer program, it is important to be aware of the legal issues that may arise.

To register, click here.

Wednesday 24 April – Drafting a Great Volunteer Agreement by Justice Connect

Get ready to draft an outstanding volunteer agreement! Let Justice Connect guide you through key legal issues and top tips in our upcoming online session.

To register, click here.

View their full calendar of events.

Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement workshop series

Are you a Heritage Agreement owner or interested in learning about conserving natural vegetation on your property? The Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement Grant Program is excited to be offering Heritage Agreement landowners and other interested landholders, the opportunity to learn about caring for their remnant vegetation with face to face and online workshops starting in April 2024.

Trees For Life will deliver the training sessions in partnership with the Landscape Boards (SA) and the Native Vegetation Branch.  In these sessions you will learn from land management experts about on-ground techniques and strategies for improving habitats on your property and supporting resilience to climate change, whilst meet other Heritage Agreement owners and people involved in conservation on private lands.

Face to face workshops

The first workshops will take place in the Murraylands and Riverland (MR) region and on Kangaroo Island (KI) across various locations and landowners from neighbouring regions are welcome to attend.  

Workshops in Limestone Coast, Northern and Yorke, Hills and Fleurieu and Eyre Peninsula will be provided later in 2024 and early 2025. We will get in touch a little closer to the date about these sessions.  

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024, 10am to 2pm – Ettrick Heritage Agreement, MR
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024, 5pm to 7pm – Renmark Hotel, MR (Q&A session)
  • Thursday 11 April 2024, 10am to 2.30pm – Calperum Station Heritage Agreement, MR
  • Saturday 20 April 2024, 10am to 1pm – Cygnet Park Sanctuary, KI
  • Sunday 21 April 2024, 10am to 12.30pm – Parndana Sports Club, KI

Online workshops

The first of 10 online workshops will start in May 2024 and provide detailed information on specific topics: weed control, pest animal management, plant identification, bird identification, fire management and property planning, see details below.

  • 1 May 2024 – Property Planning
  • 13 June 2024 – Feral cat and fox management
  • 3 July 2024 – Winter weed management

If you would like to register for any of these training sessions please book via Eventbrite.

If you would like to learn more about the program or workshops visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/nvhagrants or if you would like help with booking, contact the Native Vegetation Branch on NVC.HAProgram@sa.gov.au or (08) 8303 9777.

Succession Planning Workshop: Cultivating Leadership for Environmental Volunteer Groups

Is your Landcare group looking to ensure the long-term success of your group?

Join us for an exclusive webinar tailored specifically to the needs of Landcare volunteer groups like yours.

Succession planning is the process of identifying and developing internal talent to fill key leadership positions within a group when current leaders leave. It ensures a smooth transition, maintains stability and consistency, and minimises disruptions to operations.

In this workshop we’ll tackle the common barriers that impede succession planning, empowering you to identify and overcome obstacles within your committees and learn how to grow your group.

Learn how to create a culture where succession is not just a task on your to-do list but an integral part of your group’s sustainability efforts.

When: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time: 4pm – 6pm (SA time)
Where: Online
Learn more and register here

This project is jointly funded by the Landcare Association of SA, Green Adelaide, the Hills & Fleurieu Landscape Board and the Northern & Yorke Landscape Board.

Volunteer Recruitment Workshop – for Landcare and Environmental Groups

Join us for an interactive workshop tailored specifically for leaders and managers (volunteers or staff) within Landcare and environmental groups.

Our focus is not just on recruitment but on creating vibrant, sustainable communities that attract and retain passionate individuals committed to environmental stewardship.

Why Attend?

  • Tailored Approach: This workshop is specifically crafted for leaders in Landcare and environmental groups, addressing the unique challenges and opportunities within these sectors.
  • Proven Results: Benefit from a step-by-step model backed by real-world success stories and practical resources.
  • Time-Saving Solutions: Streamline your recruitment process and focus your energy on meaningful connections rather than administrative burdens.
  • Psychology of Recruitment: Gain insights into the motivations of volunteers and utilise neuroscience principles to design effective recruitment strategies.
  • Community Activation: Unlock the potential of your existing membership base with a comprehensive plan for closed community recruitment.

When: Tuesday 28 May 2024
Time: 4pm – 6pm (SA time)
Where: Online
Learn more and register here

This project is jointly funded by the Landcare Association of SA, Green Adelaide, the Hills & Fleurieu Landscape Board and the Northern & Yorke Landscape Board.