The event, designed to create opportunities for networking and information sharing, will involve 45 leaders of CFA’s Junior Volunteer Development Program.
The Junior Leaders, as they are known, aged 18–75, are from 23 brigades across the state.
The weekend will involve workshops on leadership styles, conflict resolution, behaviour management, understanding young people and program development, as well as teaching games and activities that encourage, are fun, establish trust and teamwork methods to take back to their junior brigades.
CFA Manager of Volunteerism, Kate Harrap, said the camp is a great opportunity for CFA to assist its Junior Leaders in developing further skills and knowledge in working with CFA’s 2,300 junior volunteers.
“Our Junior Leaders’ role is so crucial in the development and training of our 11-15 year old junior volunteers who potentially one day, become firefighters or senior volunteers,” she said.
The Junior Volunteer Program is run in 200 brigades across Victoria and aims to provide young people with a sense of place in their community and an awareness of the need for, and benefits of volunteerism.
“CFA received such a great response to last year’s camp at Phillip Island. One participant said it changed the way they run their junior brigade for the better,” Ms Harrap said.
CFA is extremely proud of its 59,500 volunteers and their dedication to one of the largest volunteer organisations in the world.
“We’re looking forward to seeing this camp continue and hopefully turn into a yearly tradition for many more years to come,” she said.
Please contact CFA Media on (03) 5330 3124 for further information or a list of members attending the camp.