Connecting – Volunteer event organiser training and support program

Are you an event organiser or community volunteer working with events? Apply for some fantastic training opportunities below.

'Connecting' is 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 supports skill development in:

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

Regional Event Management Program

We recently requested expressions of interest for a scholarship to undertake the rEVENTS Academy Premium Accelerator Program.

This a 10-week coaching and training course, focusing on increasing the event management skills of a selected group of existing and emerging events in the Byron Shire.

The successful applicants will be announced soon for the program running from October to December 2023.

Event Management Bootcamp

This one-day event provided an overview of the rEVENTS Academy Premium Accelerator Program, led by rEVENTS Academy trainers in person in Mullumbimby.

Workshop series - Coming soon!

As part of the Connecting program, we will also be hosting a series of workshops in early 2024.

Registrations for these events will open later in the year.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please sign up to our Events E Newsletter

Workshop topics

  • Anti-Racism eLearning course to improve understanding of racism and its impacts, as well as improve ability to address racist behaviours 
  • Accessible Festival and Events OR Disability Confidence Training (TBC)
  • Volunteer Management – Attain, Maintain & Retain Volunteers. 
  • Community Capacity Building


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

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