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VFBV's Annual Volunteer Survey – open now

By: Peter Beaton

Category: Partnerships, People

  11.40 AM 19 July, 2016

Location: General

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The 2016 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey is open until Monday 29 August. 

The survey is an annual snapshot of volunteer opinion, which includes 33 questions on issues chosen by volunteers.

This is the survey’s fifth year, and VFBV and the CFA Board study each year’s results to see trends in volunteer opinion on those important issues.

The survey is divided into seven themes: 

  • Respect and professionalism
  • My role as a volunteer
  • Cooperation across CFA 
  • Support from CFA
  • Training by CFA
  • Recruitment and retention
  • People management, My Brigade.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes, and the results will help VFBV to advise CFA and government with facts and figures that focus attention on what’s important to volunteers.

Volunteers can take the survey online now or register to receive an email link to the survey for use later.

The survey is also open to emergency volunteers with VICSES, Ambulance Victoria, St John Ambulance, the Red Cross, Life Saving Victoria, The Salvation Army and the Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministry – they can register at the VFBV website.

The annual VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey has the support of the Emergency Management Commissioner and VFBV provides a presentation of the results to the Minister for Emergency Services. Volunteers’ comments are confidential, but the results go straight to the decision makers.

CFA volunteers can register here - other Victorian emergency volunteers’ can register here - interstate fire volunteers can register here.

For more information, visit the VFBV website talk to your VFBV State Councillor or VFBV Support Officer, or call the VFBV office on (03) 9886 1141.

Last Updated: 19 July 2016