Template: Briefing Sheet Spontaneous Volunteer Operations

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Provides an overview of the key points to consider when briefing Spontaneous Volunteers.

Spontaneous Volunteer Operations

Briefing is an essential part to any Spontaneous Volunteer operation and will form part of an organisation’s induction. Briefing allows volunteers to know what they will be doing and what your expectations of them are. It should outline all the information that volunteers need to effectively and safely undertake their role. A briefing is the provision of succinct and critical information. It occurs at activation, a change of shift, and with a new team entering and dispersing in a particular area. It is expected to be short and to the point. A briefing is NOT a discussion or opportunity for debate, but should allow for attendees to ask questions following the completion of the briefing. Briefings are given by those in senior positions such as Team Leaders, or representatives from disaster agencies or Local Government.

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