Volunteer Management Forum


9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $195 + GST - Fees have been drastically reduced to encourage more staff from your council to attend.

For:  Local Government staff who have responsibilities for the selection, leadership and day-to-day supervision of volunteers, or are responsible for the development, strategic direction and management of a Council Volunteer Program.

Course Overview:

Volunteer managers and coordinators play a vital leadership role in driving volunteer programs and providing ongoing support to volunteers through these changing and challenging times.
This year’s Forum has been developed to offer support to local government volunteer  involved staff by developing skills and delivering ‘need to know’ information regarding the sector to support their roles. 

This year’s Forum will commence with a welcome address from Lisa Teburea, LGA’s Executive Director of Public Affairs. Lisa will share some interesting statistics on volunteering in South Australia and give an LGA update. Lisa’s welcome will be followed by an ‘on the couch’ session regarding the impact of legislation, including Work Health and Safety, The Fair Work Act, record management, equal opportunity, screening and  liability.

Other highlights of this program include:
- An address from the former Director of the ‘Applied Population Studies program’, Associate Professor Gour Dasvarma, from the School of the Environment at Flinders University. Professor Dasvarma will talk about volunteer demographics.
- An afternoon workshop, facilitated by Kaye Mahomet from Southern Volunteering, who will trouble-shoot some of the tough issues volunteer involved staff face in their day-to-day operations.
- The forum will conclude with an interactive session that will bring together the day’s insights and learnings and explore ways to implement new skills and ideas.

Please note: To complement this forum, there will be a Regional Volunteer Management Workshop program rolled out across the state at the end of the year. These workshops will be free. Further information about these workshops will be available soon.