Checklist for organisations managing Spontaneous Volunteers


Provides a checklist for 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.

Organisations managing Spontaneous Volunteers are critical to the local response.

Volunteer involving organisations that have been identified as playing a formal role in the management of
Spontaneous Volunteers at times of disasters will be endorsed by their respective Local Government Authority.

These arrangements will be captured in the Local Government’s Spontaneous Volunteer Sub-Plan, which outlines
how Spontaneous Volunteers will be utilised and managed.

These organisations will work within the coordinated arrangements to support the effective use and management of
Spontaneous Volunteers on the ground.

This coordinated approach is important for the safety of volunteers and to ensure the response and recovery phases
are as effective as possible.