Connecting – Volunteer event organiser training and support program

'Connecting' was a training and support program for Byron Shire event organisers who work with and support volunteers in managing events.

The series of events, workshops and a training program supported skill development in:

  • Volunteer and event management.
  • Building relationships across community.
  • Evaluating their events and activities. 

This included the following initiatives:

  • Networking event for local event organisers in collaboration with the Brunswick Picture House.
  • Event Management Bootcamp - one day event led by rEvents Academy trainers.
  • Regional Event Management Program for 15 existing and emerging events in the Byron Shire.
  • Workshop series covering Disability Confidence, Community Capacity Building, Accessible Festivals & Events, Volunteer Management and Anti-Racism.


Connecting - building social cohesion through training and support for events - was funded under the NSW Social Cohesion Grants Round 2- Unsung Heroes – Innovation in Volunteering

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