Outer East Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

Monday, 22 July 2019
Outer East Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

We are thrilled to announce that the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program has expanded to the Outer East and applications are now open! 

Inspiro are supporting Opening Doors, a social inclusion project launching in the Outer East of Melbourne (it was previously a successful Inner East initiative).

A community leadership program for social inclusion

The Opening Doors Community Leadership Program for Social Inclusion supports passionate community leaders from diverse backgrounds to strengthen community connectedness and reduce social isolation. The program provides emerging and existing leaders with the skills, networks, knowledge and confidence to create lasting change in their local communities. In addition to developing strong personal leadership skills, the program supports leaders to develop innovative community projects which connect people who may be at risk of social isolation with their community in new and meaningful ways.

The Opening Doors Program is FREE to community members who live, work or play in the Outer-East of Melbourne.

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be expanding the Program to the Outer-East municipalities of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Please spread the good news and forward this e-mail on through your networks – we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in applying for our Program, which will commence in September 2019.



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Would you like to become more involved in your community?

Do you want to meet like-minded people who are passionate about making a difference?

Are you passionate about a particular issue, such as mental health, disability or positive aging?

Opening Doors Program Is FREE to community members

Are you willing to take the lead in making your community more inclusive?

The Opening Doors Program is seeking community members from Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges who are passionate about their local area, and would like to make a difference in the lives of people who may be socially isolated.

Over the course of the program, you will meet and work with a passionate group of like-minded people, learn about your own talents as a community member and leader, and develop the skills to make a real and lasting difference in your local community.          

  • The Opening Doors Program Is FREE to community members who live, work or play in the Outer-East of Melbourne
  • Open to adults of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and abilities
  • Commences on the 15th September with a 3 day opening retreat, followed by 11 workshops between September – May 2020 (workshops will not be held during school holidays)
  • Applications are open – Please apply ASAP as places are limited  

Please refer to the brochure and application form or visit the Link Health and Community website. You  can follow the Opening Doors program on Facebook here.
If you would like to apply, find out more, or know someone who may be interested, please contact Opening Doors Project Officer, Marisa Briant on 8822 8334 / 0429 407 006  or at
We are always happy to discuss ways we can support you to get involved or answer any questions you might have!

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