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Update: volunteer support program

By: CFA News

Category: Planning & Research

  7.39 AM 24 December, 2012

Location: General

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Operational Training & Volunteerism (OT&V) has been developing the framework for the volunteer support program as part of the government’s volunteer support package.

The program spans three themes – volunteer development, sustainability and support – with success measured by positive results experienced at the local level through staff located for maximum benefit to volunteers.

Volunteer development covers leadership, wellbeing and training and assessment.

Volunteer sustainability covers recruitment, retention and recognition; engaging with diverse communities, and tackling the particular challenges faced by brigades in both growth areas and rural areas experiencing population decline.

Volunteer support covers best practice and information sharing and will also work towards the establishment of a member 1800 help desk.

Staff employed within the program will work directly with volunteers across the issues of development, sustainability and support as part of a statewide network. They will also consult with regions, districts, groups and brigades to understand the major local priorities and ensure that solutions are tailored accordingly. 

This statewide network will give the project coordinators a well-rounded view of both issues and needs across the state.

Further information about the rollout of the program will be available early next year.

The volunteer support project is funded by the Department of Justice Volunteer Support Package 2010-14, and has been developed in consultation with the VFBV.

Last Updated: 24 December 2012