A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Below are some useful and relevant resources to Landcarers - individuals, groups and networks.
> Victorian Landcare Gateway
> LVI Member Group Registration Kit includes the basic information and forms you need to join Landcare Victoria Inc (LVI). All groups with a landcare or sustainable land management focus should align with the LVI Purposes and therefore be eligible for membership (see LVI Rules).
> LVI insurance overview includes Public Liability insurance, Volunteer Workers (Personal Accident) insurance and Management Liability (Office Bearers / Professional Indemnity) insurance. The Insurance Overview outlines the basic conditions and coverage. A detailed Insurance Summary is available, in confidence, to all financial member groups. On request, full policy documents are available to finanical member groups by contacting the LVI office.
> LVI Rules of Association: These LVI Rules are not intended to cover the day-to-day operations of groups but where they apply to the Member Group they are a condition of membership and are legally binding. Whatever bylaws the group adopts needs to enable the group to fulfill its obligations to the LVI.
> General advice for Landcare groups and networks experiencing periods of inactivity and/or to support merger/dissolution discussions.
> Landcare Share Centre offers landcarers (volunteers, groups and landcare staff) a collection of shareworthy ideas and resources (known as "gems"). Ideas are resricted to those ideas which have actually been proven to be successuful in practise, and therefore of potential value to others.
> Child Safe Standards guidance note is a starting point for landcare groups and networks to engage with the Child Safe Standards. It is not designed to cover all child safety issues, but can be adopted by groups and activity leaders can have it in their back pocket, particularly for groups who have only occasional contact with children under 18.
> Employment Checklist is a starting point to assist Landcare groups and networks in employing or engaging staff.
> Community Learning for Environmental Action (CLEA) supports peer-to-peer learning between community environment groups in Victoria.
All landcarers are invited to contact us with useful and relevant links that they have come across.