Start your own Intrepid Landcare tribe

One of the most common questions we get asked is whether you can start your own Intrepid Landcare

The answer is yes! Totally!

The next question is how

To kick start your own Intrepid Landcare you firstly need to contact us and share your excitement for Intrepid Landcare and why you want to kick start a local group.

You could be a lone wolf or part of a bigger pack, we are cool either way, and are here to help you grow your vision.

 

How did the University of Wollongong Intrepid Landcare Club start

Megan presented at the university about Landcare a number of times and then the Illawarra Intrepid Landcare group hosted a few events students could attend. Soon after a small group of keen environmental students contacted with her to find out how they could start a university club. They submitted a university club application, developed a logo and started creating and promoting their own events on campus to help recruit student volunteers to go out and start working on cool local Landcare projects. Intrepid Landcare was there the whole way, including; providing the logo design and any advice. The same goes for helping Australian National University Intrepid Landcare set up.

How did the Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare start

Megan and Naomi co-­facilitated a leadership retreat for students on the Gold Coast. The group of participants then worked on projects throughout the year and to keep the cause alive they kick started a Gold Coast group. This process was a little different from the university groups, and we were inspired by the diversity and impact of the projects this tribe designed and led post-retreat! The Gold Coast group sought financial support to design a logo and delivered all sorts of local projects all the way through to a major river restoration project for a local school. They now design diverse projects for young people all up and down the Gold Coast, QLD.

 

Let’s get you off the ground

Ready to run a project and hit the ground running? Then these resources might be useful to help along the way.

Project design template : This template will help you craft your project, keep all your contacts in one place, address safety issues and manage your success and outcomes.

Media release template : Download our media release template to help you reach out to your local media to promote your project. Once written this can go out to local newspapers, radio stations and other outlets to get the word out there, your project is coming and it will be awesome.

Model release form : If you plan to take any photos or film your event, you will need to get people’s permission to use it down the track. Download this form to help capture this info.

Volunteer registration form : While not compulsory to capture this on each and every volunteer, we think it is important that you capture details in case of emergencies and so you can maintain an effective database of your volunteers. Please note you will need to securely store any personal information of volunteers, so please check relevant privacy legislation and comply with these requirements.

Perhaps you have the know­ how to do all the running around, or you already have a group you want to give an injection of energy to, or maybe you need us to walk you through the steps on how to kick start an Intrepid Landcare group in your community, whatever your needs are to make stuff happen, we’re here to help, anytime you need us.

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