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GROW Volunteering

About Grow Volunteering

Into Our Hands Community Foundation and Alpine Valleys Community Leadership are jointly running the GROW Volunteer Resilience Program.

Made possible by Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) and Foundation for Rural & Regional Recovery (FRRR), this two-year initiative supports volunteer groups in Indigo and Mansfield Shires.

In 2023, the program supported volunteer groups within the LGAs of Alpine Shire and Rural City of Wangaratta, and in 2024 will support groups in Indigo and Mansfield Shires.

The goal of the program is to provide groups with advice and support that builds resilient, strong, and adaptive organisations who are able to sustain their operations and contribute to community recovery efforts.

The program is available to directly support up to 15 community groups in each LGA, with free training and support in areas such as organisational governance and strategic planning, volunteer engagement, grant writing, and project management.

Who’s it for?

Volunteer-run groups seeking resilience in fire-affected LGAs.

Program details:

  • Duration: February to June 2024


  • One-on-One with GROW Resource Officer (up to 6 hours)
  • Online Skills Sessions (6pm – 8pm):
  •  Vision and Purpose – 13 Feb
  • Digital 101 – 12 Mar
  • Volunteers – 16 Apr
  • Governance – 14 May
  • Grant Writing – 11 June


Free for eligible groups, courtesy of ERV and FRRR funding.


Madeline Hines, Executive Officer,