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Melbourne - Volunteer Welcome Night

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 13 rsvps
Wilderness Society Office in Melbourne, Australia

Congratulations on becoming part of our team! To get you started on your journey with volunteering at The Wilderness Society (TWS) we would like to invite you to this 2 hour welcome night and induction training session. 

This induction training will give you experience and skills in:

  • Background of TWS and our campaigns 
  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Activating your local community

We look forward to seeing you at this session. 

Welcome to the team!

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Hobart - Wilderness Film Night @ Fern Tree Tavern

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 18 rsvps
Fern Tree Tavern in Fern Tree, Australia

There's a revolution going on in Hobart for a better protected natural environment that supports a rich and vibrant life! The Wilderness Society invites you to join us at the Fern Tree Tavern to launch into the new year with a night of films and get involved in our campaigns for environmental protection in 2018. 

The 2001 film "The Coconut Revolution" is a multi-award winning documentary  about the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island during the Bougainville Civil War. Bring your friends for along for a great night!


Wilderness Film Night

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 23 rsvps
Okine's Community House in Dodges Ferry, Australia

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Join us for a night of earth-friendly films and a campaign update at Okine's Community House in Dodges Ferry. 

Feature film for the night is professional surfer and committed activist Cyrus Sutton's highly acclaimed film "Island Earth". This film explores explores the challenges of GMOs, modern agriculture, and population by viewing Hawaii as a microcosm for the world's food problems and solutions. An inspiring, thought provoking film! 

Also showing is a locally produced short about something much closer to home: bees, leatherwood and food security in Tasmania.

Island Earth trailer: https://vimeo.com/186219395

Space is limited so please RSVP!


Melbourne - Community Organising Training

Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 08:45 AM · 24 rsvps
Kathleen Syme Centre in Melbourne, Australia

“As part of a community of like-minded people, I now have the direction, purpose and skills to translate my passion into tangible, meaningful action” - Chris Farrow, course graduate.

 

We are excited to offer our Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 


When was the last time you did something bold and different in the pursuit of growth and learning? Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   


Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.  

This two day introductory course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams & volunteer management 

This is our first training of the year and will set you up well for the rest of 2018 - it's shaping up to be an exciting year and we are looking forward to winning our campaigns together with you!

 

This course is free. Please ensure you let us know if you have mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration. 


Saturday 3rd February, 9am to 5pm and Sunday 4th February, 9am to 3.30pm 

See you there!


Nature Connection Inspiration

Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 09:30 AM · $22.00 AUD
Sellicks Community Hall in Sellicks Beach, Australia

This nourishing day workshop includes gentle yoga, meditation, a mini soundbath, connecting with others & networking, a walking meditation on the beach and the chance to explore our connection to nature while sharing inspiration for how we can take care of our beautiful planet earth.

December becomes hectic for so many of us, so we would love you to join us for a special workshop focusing on self care and care of our planet earth. The aim is to connect back to nature in the stunning setting of Sellicks Beach, meet others, and be inspired in your next steps.

Cost is just $22 including all booking fees, with all profits going towards The Wilderness Society of South Australia.

If you'd like to car pool with somebody with a lift needed or a lift to offer, please message or comment on the page and we will try to help coordinate where possible.


Band for the Wild

Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 43 rsvps
Pour Choices in West End, Australia
The Inner South Wilderness Society volunteer group invites you to come along to our relaunch event for 2018. Band for the Wild is a night of good chat, good music and an opportunity to learn about how our group works, what it can do and how you can be part of it.
 
We're very fortunate and excited to have Band of Frequencies coming to play for us on the night. https://www.facebook.com/bandoffrequencies/
 
You'll also get to hear from some of the local members of the Inner South group and how you can be a part of a movement that is making a huge difference in the environmental space.
 
The event will be held at Pour Choices in West End on Thursday 8th of Feb from 6.30pm.
 
Bring someone you think might be interested!

You can find our Facebook event page here 
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Brisbane - Community Organising Training (Feb 2018)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 08:30 AM · 28 rsvps

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RSVP using the form at the bottom of this page

Volunteers and members of The Wilderness Society, or supporters committed to getting more involved, are invited to attend our free 2-day Community Organising training course.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of community organising including theory and frameworks, relational organising skills, using personal narrative, cutting an issue and making a plan, as well as core organising skills including running effective house parties.

See the full agenda here.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

Please ensure you let us know if you have any dietary requirements, mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration.


Perth - Community Organising Training February 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 15 rsvps
City West Lotteries Building in West Perth, Australia

We are excited to offer our new Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 

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Saturday February 17th - 9am to 5pm & Sunday February 18th - 9am to 3.30pm
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth
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Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia. 

This two day course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams & volunteer management 

Is this training right for me?

Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   

We’re looking to transform the ways in which society connects and respects our natural environment. This program is a huge first step in discovering what we can do collectively. It’ll equip you with the skills, know-how, mentoring and connections you need to have an impact in your local community.

BYO Lunch, Tea, Coffees and snacks provided.

Please ensure you let us know via email if you have any dietary requirements, mobility needs or anything else you think we need to take into consideration. Water town is across the road from the training venue, with plenty of lunch options to choose from.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

For more information on what it means to volunteer with us please do not hesitate to contact us on 9420 7255 or email claire.mckinnon@wilderness.org.au


Operation Jeedara Film Screening

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps
Reardon Theatre Port Fairy in Port Fairy , Australia

Unbelievably, risky deep-sea oil drilling is still an imminent threat to the Great Australian Bight and the coastal communities who depend on it.

 

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You are invited to a community launch and screening of the documentary Operation Jeedara, where you can find out more about the campaign to protect the Great Australian Bight from Big Oil. Entry is free.

The Wilderness Society has been campaigning closely with Sea Shepherd as a part of the Great Australian Bight Alliance, which is a collective of local groups across southern Australia, Traditional Custodians and environmental advocacy organisations.

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Operation Jeedara is a powerful film by Sea Shepherd documenting our fight to keep oil giants from risky deep sea oil drilling out in the deep pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight. This national campaign has been running since 2011 with some  inspiring victories along the way, like defeating oil giants BP and Chevron. It affects all of us that live along the coastline of Southern Australia and Western Victoria - read all about it here.

Operation Jeedara follows Sea Shepherd’s boat the 'Steve Irwin' sailing into the heart of the Great Australian Bight in 2016, documenting the beauty of the region and showcasing what is at stake if we let Big Oil companies drill there.

 

Operation Jeedara has won awards internationally and is narrated by Dr Bob Brown.

 

Watch the film trailer here.

 

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"Operation Jeedara showcases the Great Australian Bight and highlights what's actually at stake - a wilderness of global significance. From the Nuyts Reef, the Isles of St Francis, Pearson Island, areas around Kangaroo Island and the Coorong Coast, to the iconic Bunda Cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain, the Bight is an utterly inappropriate place for the oil industry."  Wilderness Society South Australia Director Peter Owen.

 

In our area, Aireys Inlet local, Tim Wood, has spoken out about his love for the coast and how he will fight for the Bight in this short video.

 

Together, we can save the Bight from risky deep sea oil drilling.

 

 


Port Fairy - Community Organising Training

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Port Fairy Community House in Port Fairy, Australia

“As part of a community of like-minded people, I now have the direction, purpose and skills to translate my passion into tangible, meaningful action” - Chris Farrow, course graduate.

 

We are excited to offer our Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 

 

When was the last time you did something bold and different in the pursuit of growth and learning? Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   

 

Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.  

 

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This introductory course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams & volunteer management 

This is our first training in Port Fairy and will set you up well for the rest of 2018 - it's shaping up to be an exciting year and we are looking forward to winning our campaigns together with you!

 

This course is free. Please ensure you let us know if you have mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration. 

 

Saturday 24th February, 1:30pm to 8:30pm

See you there!


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