Volunteers get a chance to upskill

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 at 8:36:50 AM

Albany’s community groups, sporting clubs and other volunteer committees are being given the chance to tell the City what training they need to support their groups to thrive with a bespoke survey.

The City have partnered with Albany & Regional Volunteer Service and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to deliver a survey that will help to identify training needs.

Information collected from the volunteer survey will help the City and other surrounding local governments to offer training that addresses specific needs of volunteer groups within the region.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Acting Regional Manager Mel Eastough said this was a fantastic opportunity to help local volunteer groups.

“Whether it is marketing, governance, leadership skills or fundraising; the survey gives local volunteer groups the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge within specific areas that will help develop their skills”.

Senior Community Development Officer Tammy Flett said that the survey allows the City to consult with volunteer groups and work with them to upskill their teams.

“Anyone who is a volunteer within the community, be it sporting, arts or just helping others with their day-to-day life can take the survey and have a say on what training and support they need from us,” she said.

“Not only will these results guide the training and support that our local volunteer groups get, they will also be used to plan a regional community group and club conference.

“This conference will give a large amount of our volunteer community the chance to come together to upskill and learn from other volunteer community groups.”

The survey can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021ComGroupSurvey until 31 May, 2021.

Any questions, queries or concerns about the survey can be directed to the City of Albany Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au

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