News & Media

Volunteer Recruitment Program

By: Volunteerism

Category: Training & Recruitment, Other

  2.14 PM 12 December, 2014

Location: General

Views: 1563

The function of CFA Statewide Recruitment is to understand the need for initiatives that attract, recruit and develop an effective volunteer workforce.

Collaboration with field-based staff results in support to brigades with targeted recruitment activities.

During 2013-2014, the Volunteer Support Program provided direct support, tools and resources to enhance volunteer recruitment.

To develop this further, OT&V has recently begun a program of work which includes the following key initiatives:

  • needs analysis – an approach will be developed to capture the membership status of brigades and document specific recruitment needs
  • systems – improvements to the central enquiry process and system including CFA website and online form, new member enquiry emails and 1800 number
  • female recruitment – activities to support the Board-endorsed target that 35 per cent of new recruits in 2014-2015 should be women
  • Targeted recruitment – activities to support targeted recruitment in priority areas including daytime response and IMT capability, including consideration of short-term and flexible volunteering options.

A reference group was established with F&EM, P&C, ICT, OT&V and VFBV representatives to ensure collaboration and coordination with related initiatives, such as the Brigade Sustainability Pilot.

This work will be guided by the following principles:

  • a better use of technology and systems
  • decreasing the administrative workload of brigades to support member recruitment
  • empowering brigades to undertake effective recruitment practices that suit their needs
  • a decrease in process duplication, increasing efficiency  

For more information please contact Rebecca Tidey –

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0428 905 310.

Last Updated: 15 December 2014