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Volunteer Recruitment Program
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 –