Engaging Emergency Management Volunteers in faith-based NGOs for disaster welfare - Who and How?
This project will employ an expert researcher in the area of emergency management volunteering to develop practical tools and checklists for faith based emergency management agencies across NSW and Australia as a template for addressing attraction, recruitment and retention of volunteers.
"Volunteering - How can we do it differently?"
The project will recruit and train community based agencies to increase the Red Cross surge capacity and build community resilience in regional western NSW. Using the findings from the "Out of uniform: Building Community Resilience through Non-Traditional Volunteering" project (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC), the project will seek to diversify Red Cross' volunteer base and integrate the non-traditional volunteer into our preparedness, response and recovery programs.
Volunteer Conference "Get in the Know; Get Connected: Get Organised: Get Packing"
The conference will bring together team leaders, trainers and facilitators from across the state, to develop strategies to improve volunteer experience, retention and further develop leadership skills. The conference will enable senior leadership to build on existing strategies to develop a statewide approach to facilitating volunteer engagement and strategy.
Mental Health First Aid Courses
This project will run a series of Mental Health First Aid courses for volunteers of the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad to better equip the squad to better recognise and respond to mental health emergencies.
Your Valley, Your Team
Development of a website and other multimedia strategies aimed at the recruitment of new volunteers to the organisation.
Multiple Projects, Range of Equipment and Applications for Training, Recruitment & Retention of Volunteers(See table of projects below.)
28 projects across NSW targeting the recruitment, retention and training of NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers.
NSW SES Whole of Agency Submission(See table of projects below.)
11 projects across NSW targeting the recruitment, retention and training of NSW State Emergency Service volunteers.
Swift Water Training
This project will run a series of swift water rescue training courses for Volunteer Rescue Association volunteers across the state.
Volunteer Member Training Room Set Up
Purchase of audio visual training equipment for the Ballina Marine Rescue unit.
Volunteer Recruitment Drive 2016-2017 Brunswick unit and local units
The Brunswick Marine Rescue unit will employ an award winning film maker to produce a series of short clips and documentaries of the unit's base and vessel at work, featuring local identities and locations to be screened on local tv and during recruitment presentations.
Purchase of training manikins to improve training in the areas of search and rescue and retrieval of persons from the water.
Emergency Response Volunteer Training Enhancement
Purchase of training equipment for Volunteer Marine Rescue units across the state.
Emergency Volunteer Member Leadership Conference
A leadership conference for Marine Rescue NSW Unit Commanders and Deputy Unit Commanders which will include networking opportunities, facilitated workshops on leadership, effective communication and team management and keynote speakers from other emergency services.
Fire Prevention Management and Resilience Training
Purchase of six smoke generating training devices for realistic and effective fire fighting training on all rescue vessels and Marine Rescue bases.
Emergency Volunteer Recruitment and Training Program
Purchase of six interactive mobile trailers to be used at public events across the state to recruit Marine Rescue volunteers.
Volunteer Risk Management Training and Development
Purchase of training IT to enable volunteers to develop skills and capabilities in risk management, problem solving and decision making.
Delivering Training for Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue Volunteers
The project will enable the unit to send five volunteer officers to undertake the Certificate IV Training and Assessing course, which will allow them to deliver nationally recognised accredited training programs to both individuals and facilitate group-based training.
First Aid Training
Purchase of first aid training equipment for the Marine Rescue - Port Stephens Unit.
Membership to 200+
This project will run a series of recruitment advertisements in the local newspaper.
Equipping New Training Facility
Purchase of audio visual training equipment and other training equipment to fit out the unit's new training facility.
Trial Bay Marine Rescue Recruitment Movie
This project will screen a Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW promotional movie funded through a previous EVSS grant, in local cinemas prior to feature presentations, reaching over 17,000 movie goers and potential volunteers over a year.