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CFA finalists announced for Volunteering Awards

By: CFA News

Category: Honours & Awards, People

  9.00 AM 26 October, 2016

Location: General

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Two of CFA’s program areas have been announced as finalists in this year’s Volunteering Victoria State Awards.

These annual awards seek to showcase the commitment and impact of volunteer organisations and programs within Victoria.

This year CFA’s Brigade Support Program has been announced as a finalist in the innovation category, recognising the program’s commitment to developing new approaches that grow volunteerism and strengthen brigade sustainability.

Brigade Support Team Manager Ali Martin said this is an exciting achievement for her team.

“We’re very honoured to be finalists in the innovation category,” she said.

“We hope we can keep the momentum going and continue to develop these new approaches that grow volunteerism and strengthen brigade sustainability in CFA.”

A key area of success for this team has been the development of the Brigade Viability Tool, which is a state-wide process that captures a range of brigade initiatives to then share, pilot and replicate across the state.

The CFA Pride March is also a finalist for the awards in the inclusion category, which acknowledges programs that actively engage individuals or groups who are often excluded from mainstream or traditional volunteering.

CFA Pride is a grassroots, volunteer driven network that recognises and supports existing LGBTIQ members, while carrying out a range of activities that encourage the recruitment of new LGBTIQ volunteers within CFA.

Traditional ideas about volunteering are being challenged every day. The Volunteering Victoria Awards recognise the expertise and dedication of Victoria’s volunteer managers and program areas, who seek to understand the diverse motivations of their volunteers and steer that workforce towards achieving organisational goals. 

The award ceremony will be held at Parliament House on Thursday 17 November 2016.

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Last Updated: 26 October 2016