A Checklist for Local Governments and organisations managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Queensland

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Provides checklists for use by Local Government and other organisations managing Spontaneous Volunteers to ensure they can effectively harness the energy of Spontaneous Volunteers in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency.

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The effective use of Spontaneous Volunteers is essential in the response and recovery phases to any emergency. There are many resources that explore the nature of Spontaneous Volunteering and provide frameworks that enable the effective activation of Spontaneous Volunteers. Managing Spontaneous Volunteers: A Checklist for Local Governments and Organisations Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Queensland (this document) is based on resources that include:

• Making it Happen: Good practice in building local capability to manage spontaneous disaster volunteers (2018)

• Making it Happen: Toolkit to support good practice in building local capability to manage spontaneous disaster volunteers (2018)

• Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers (2018)

• Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy (2015)

• Spontaneous Volunteer Management Resource Kit (2011) This checklist takes the practical information from the abovementioned resources and provides clear checklists for use by Local Government and other organisations managing Spontaneous Volunteers to ensure they can effectively harness the energy, skills, capabilities, and goodwill of Spontaneous Volunteers in the preparation, response and recovery phases of an emergency.

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