The program is funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and includes the following initiatives.
The training program is designed to help paid and unpaid volunteers and event organisers build event support skills to create and deliver events. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the initial training has been moved online, with some face-to-face delivery offered in the future
The program covers three core topics.
The orientation module provides participants with information on their role in volunteering as well as a foundation in site safety and induction processes.
The resilience module provides an introduction to resilience concepts and a range of practical tips on how it can be established and supported.
The leadership module introduces a range of leadership styles and provides advice on how leadership can be applied in a team context.
Having working in the festivals and events industry for over 30 years, the Volunteers and Events Training Program is one of best grass roots tools for events training that I've seen. It has a lot of tools that can be used to help make events more resilient and sustainable. Those who do the online training will thrive in the future and will adapt quicker to the new world we live in. I recommend any festival or event that uses passionate volunteers to help bring the event to life to use this program to induct or educate their volunteer workforce.
If you're ready to get your events career back on track then register for the Volunteers and Events Training Program today. This training opportunity is free of charge for residents of the 39 eligible Local Government Areas affected by the 2019 Monsoonal Trough.