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Volunteer Training Courses

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Golden Plains Shire Council is pleased to offer free training courses for people who volunteer in Golden Plains Shire. 



There are many great volunteers doing valuable work in our communities and Council is committed to supporting local volunteers with quality training opportunities. This investment is designed to build capacity and outcomes for local events, organisations and projects that benefit residents and communities in Golden Plains Shire.

Workshop 1: Getting Started with Your Great Idea/s

Online Training Course: Tuesday 29 June, 6 to 9pm

Face-to-Face Training Course at Bannockburn: Wednesday 30 June, 6 to 9pm

Have you got a great idea but are not sure where to start?

This workshop will provide volunteers with the tools to effectively plan a project from the initial idea through to delivery. Topics of the course include: formulating an idea; determining the viability of the idea; knowing who to discuss/plan the idea with; defining the benefits of the idea to the community; engaging with funders who might assist in the future; knowing how to create a budget to know what funds are needed; and deciding if a partner is needed to make this project a success.


Workshop 2: Project Management Essentials for Volunteers

Online Training Course: Tuesday 20 July, 6 to 9pm

Face-to-Face Training Course at Bannockburn: Thursday 22 July, 6 to 9pm


Every successful program or project is based on great design and the planning of a project takes focus and creativity.

This workshop will provide volunteers with the tools to effectively budget, lead and manage a project team, develop quality grant applications, and monitor and report on project results. Topics of the course include: defining the project and its benefit to the community; creating the project or program plan; assessing risk in new programs and determining their viability; identifying program opportunity risks; building program budgets; utilising project management tools; and understanding the role of evaluation and its importance when managing a project.

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Expressions of Interest are now open for two free courses to develop skills in project management and project planning. Participants must volunteer at an organisation, event or project in the Golden Plains Shire and there are online and in-person training sessions.

To apply, please complete the Expression of Interest form online or download the form and email to [email protected] by 5pm, Tuesday 22 June, 2021.

Successful participants will be notified on Thursday 24 June, 2021. For more information, please call 5220 7220 or email [email protected].


Tuesday 22 June, 2021 -

Expressions of Interest close

Thursday 24 June, 2021 -

Successful participants notified

Tuesday 29 June, 2021 -

Workshop 1: Online - 6 to 9pm

Wednesday 29 June, 2021 -

Workshop 1: Face-to-Face - 6 to 9pm

Tuesday 20 July, 2021 -

Workshop 2: Online - 6 to 9pm

Thursday 22 July, 2021 -

Workshop 2: Face-to-Face - 6 to 9pm


Contact Information

Jennie Schoof
Community Partnerships Officer
5220 7220
Project Category: 
Community Development
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Project Status: 
Past Project
Golden Plains Shire Council is pleased to offer free training courses for people who volunteer in Golden Plains Shire.

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Golden Plains Shire spans the Traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. Council acknowledges them as the traditional Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders and Eastern Maar Elders past, present and emerging. Council extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ppeople who are part of Golden Plains Shire.