Scottish Rural Action held its first volunteer campaign training at the end of March in Perth. The training was attended by 26 volunteers, both current and new. The course ran over two days and saw participants learn how to develop their own campaigns by taking a step by step approach.
The training was delivered by Liz Murray of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation who brought her expertise in a wide-range of campaigns to deliver a vibrant and engaging course. The training focused on three of the SRA priority areas: Transport, Local Democracy and Digital Connectivity.
The format of the training broke down participants in to three groups that each choose a topic from above – this allowed for in depth campaign planning and allowed the groups to discuss the opportunities and challenges that developing a campaign may entail. Feedback of the course has been very positive with one attendee stating: ‘Very helpful and productive course with a great speaker and working tasks’.
Volunteers also had the opportunity to enjoy a meal at a nearby Italian restaurant in the evening and have a chance to network and discuss the day’s activities.
The course aims to support volunteers who may be interested in volunteering with SRA to campaign locally within their own area, for more information on volunteering with SRA and future training courses please click here for the Volunteer Page.