Spontaneous Volunteer Resources

In times of disaster, effectively sourced and managed spontaneous volunteers can be an invaluable additional workforce, relieving pressure during critical times of disaster response and recovery.

To ensure that no additional harm or stress is caused to affected people, or disruption to the response and recovery process, it is essential that volunteer coordination is conducted practically and appropriately. This requires consideration and planning prior to a disaster event, and ensures that volunteers who step up at times of emergencies are strategically engaged, supported and safe in their activities. Access to appropriate resources and information is key to positive outcomes for affected communities and residents.

Volunteering Queensland has developed a suite of resources to support and enable local government and Volunteer-involving Organisations to follow best practice in this work. These resources include guiding information and templates to capture local plans and arrangements for the management and use of spontaneous volunteers at times of disaster.

*These resources have been developed through the ‘Improving Council capability to manage spontaneous disaster Volunteers Project’  funded through the National Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) and administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA). 

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Resources for Local Government Authorities
Resources for Volunteer Managing Organisations
Resources for Managing Spontaneous Volunteers from the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience
General Volunteering Resources from Volunteering Queensland

Projects

Training

 

Resources for Local Government Authorities

 

Resources for Volunteer Managing Organisations 

 

Resources for Managing Spontaneous Volunteers from the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience has some important resources to access including:

Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook 

Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy

Spontaneous Volunteer Management Resource Kit

 

General Volunteering Resources from Volunteering Queensland

Volunteering Queensland has a multitude of resources available to assist volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer-involving organisations.

Access our growing library of resources on all aspects of volunteering and volunteer management here.

Volunteering Queensland Resource Central

 

Projects

Volunteering Queensland has undertaken projects in the Disaster Resilience space.   

Building local Capability to manage spontaneous Volunteers

Disaster Preparedness for older people project

Volunteers Preparing for Disaster: Rockhampton Region Volunteer Organisations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Consortium

 

Training

Did you know Volunteering Queensland provide training and professional development to support Volunteer Involving Organisations and Councils in the management of and coordination of Spontaneous Disaster Volunteers. 

For further information and costings related to this service, please contact Volunteering Queensland on 3002 7600.