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.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss your Community Groups opportunity to be a part of the Sustainable Communities Conference and Expo! 

The Renmark Paringa Council would like to invite you to be a part of Sustainable Communities Conference and Expo, to be held on Sunday 7th May from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Chaffey Theatre, Renmark and Renmark High School. 

Best of all the Conference and Expo is FREE for all to attend!

The Sustainable Communities Conference provides an incredible opportunity for members of Riverland community groups to hear from and engage with some of Australia’s leading speakers from organisations that are dedicated in supporting them.


  • Getting the Best out of Social Media for your Community Group
  • Good Governance for Clubs
  • A New Era for Club Management, STARCLUB- Club Management Training
  • Thinking outside the V-Square, Volunteer Management Training
  • Legally Speaking, Liquor Licencing, Risk Management and Insurance Needs
  • Be the Best Leader you can be
  • Environment Sustainability Champions, Energy and Water Efficiency for Community Group

The Conference's Key-Note Speaker is Joey Wright, Head Basketball Coach of the Adelaide 36er's Men's National team. Joey will speak about his experiences of choosing to move, stay and raise a family in Australia. The barriers he has and is still facing at and away from Basketball and also the change in himself overtime as a coach and a person to allow individuals to be themselves and the harm in trying to bottle them all the same.

Joey's name is synonmous with success in Australian basketball.

Joey is a two time National Basketball League coach of the year, National Basketball League championship winner and an inductee to the Hammond and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fames, drawing upon his outstanding experience as a player where he played professionally in Europe and Australia.

Joey is widely accepted as one of Australia’s best basketball coaches and leading sports professionals.

Joey Wright

Registrations for the conference -

ONLY 5 Display Stalls are left to showcase your group to the Riverland by holding a stall in the Expo. The Expo also provides networking opportunities between the community groups, leading support organisations and council. Register your interest today with Renmark Paringa Council's Club and Volunteer Development Officer.

Please register your community group's interest today by clicking on the following link:

Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day thanks to The Renmark Lions Club, SIKH Community, Renmark Tintra Lawn Tennis Club and Little Miss Daisy.

For further information please contact Council’s Club and Volunteer Development Officer Karlie Rice on 0455 532 966.

Sustainable Communities- Conference & Expo

‘Insight from a High Performance Coach’ seminar featuring Joey Wright

Renmark Paringa Council’s Club and Volunteer Development Program and the SA Coaching & Officiating Centre present an exciting evening for coaches of all levels and all sports, with Head Coach of the Adelaide 36ers basketball team, Joey Wright. Joey is 3 times NBL Coach of the Year and has recently been signed to The Adelaide 36ers for a club record 5 year contract which will see him through to 2022.

The evening promises insights into Joey’s pathway in coaching and his many successful coaching strategies and philosophies along with his key elements to becoming a successful coach.

In January 2016 Joey Wright reached his 400th game of involvement in the National Basketball League taking in his playing career at the Geelong Supercats, and coaching tenures with the Brisbane Bullets, Gold Coast Blaze and now the Adelaide 36ers.

Joey is widely accepted as one of Australia’s best basketball coaches and leading sports professionals. Joey will engage the audience with stories and what he believes are the key elements to becoming a successful coach.

When: Monday 8 May 2017

Time: 6.00pm - 6.30pm Registrations and refreshments

             6.30pm - 8.00 pm Insights from a High Performance Coach

Where: Renmark Hotel Function Room

Cost: $10

Registrations are essential as numbers are limited. Please register online

Joey Wright


‘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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Monday – Thursday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

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