Club & Volunteer Development

Club and Volunteer Development

In partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport, the Club and Volunteer Development Officer (CVDO) role has been created by the Renmark Paringa Council to provide support and direction to local community groups, clubs and associations. The Club and Volunteer Development Office role enables community groups, clubs and associations within the Renmark Paringa district to have a direct person whom they can contact regarding all of their council enquiries, including lease enquiries, funding and licencing, and matters requiring support.

The Club and Volunteer Development role aims to achieve the following outcomes for these groups, clubs and associations; for them to be well managed, sustainable, better able to meet their legislative requirements, be financially stable, have a strong membership base and have access to and retain volunteers.

Regular workshops and training sessions on relevant topics will be held with representatives from groups, clubs and associations invited to attend and with specialists invited to present them. Other supports and resources that this role will provide to groups, clubs and associations include; mentoring, suppling information, direction to resources, financial incentives, and access to skilled professionals.


Workshops to upskill Community Groups, Clubs & Associations

Is your community group, club or association planning for the future and thinking about different ways to grow your membership base and recruit and retain volunteers?

Local community groups, clubs and associations across the Renmark Paringa district can attend the following workshops and training sessions aimed at upskilling their members. The workshops and training sessions will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with professionals to further their skills in a range of areas.

Registration is now open for Planning for Success – Strategic Planning Workshop, see below for more information. Registration for all other workshops will open shortly, and places are strictly limited.


Training Workshops


Planning for Success

Strategic Planning Workshop for Community Groups, Clubs & Associations

 Planning, and in particular Strategic Planning, is extremely beneficial to groups, clubs and associations.

 By developing plans, groups, clubs or associations can be proactive in nature, increase awareness and monitor its financial position.

 Strategic planning includes developing a proposed vision, guiding principles, structure and key goals and strategies.

About The Workshop:

This interactive and practical workshop will guide your group, club or association through the facets needed to create a useful, simple strategic plan. The key aspects covered include:

 • Development of key components of the plan that embrace diversity in thinking aspects ideal for club culture

 • Addressing all practical steps that are needed to organise a draft strategic plan

 • Provision of an easy to use template

When and Where to Attend:

• Wednesday 19 July

• 6.00pm - 8.00pm

• Renmark Hotel - Function Room, Murray Avenue, Renmark

• Cost - FREE

About the Presenter:

  Hans van Bavel, Director, DELTA Training

The Riverland are fortunate to have Hans returning to present another workshop after presenting at the Sustainable Communities Workshop in Renmark in May.


Hans has over 30 years experience as a consultant in the training industry, designing and facilitating continuous improvement approaches for teams and individuals, customer service and sales programs encompassing formal training workshops, seminars and meetings. He has assisted a variety of clients to develop strategic plans and develop leadership and team cohesion, both for business and volunteer groups as well as having made numerous presentations at conferences.


In addition to his professional experience, Hans has been actively involved in sport for 40 years. Currently Hans participates in Masters and Club athletics as a sprinter at the elite level and is a club administrator and Athletics Australia Level 4 coach. As a former Athletics SA board member and current secretary and life member of both Athletics SA and his athletics club, Hans has significant practical, hands-on sports management experience to add to his professional credentials.

Planning for Success


Places in the workshop are strictly limited, secure your spot today, visit:



‘Help your Community Group or Club to a path of Success’

The STARCLUB Development Program has been designed for use by Community groups and clubs of all sizes. The program will be valuable for your organisation whether you believe your group or club is already a STARCLUB or has some work to do. It is free and open to all organisations to participate in. Information in the STARCLUB program is specific to current South Australian legislation and is updated regularly to reflect state and national best practice in club and organisation development.



‘Help your Community Group Thrive’

A Volunteer management tool for Community Groups, clubs and associations. Volunteers- Find them, Keep them, Back them! V-Star is free and open to all organisations to participate in and features a 5 minute analysing quiz, actions/tasks to tick and flick into an action plan and information and templates to download, edit and customize to suit your club.

For further information please contact:

Karlie Rice, Club and Volunteer Development Officer (CVDO)
Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth Street, Renmark SA 5341
M 0455 532 966 
08 8580 3096

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