- 10 Oct, 2019
- Time: 12:20pm
- Locations: Mercure Brisbane
- Speaker: Amanda Nixon & Katherine Green, Volunteering Queensland
At times of disasters, volunteer-involving organisations and their volunteers play an integral role in their community by providing a range of services and supports to those that need it. It is important for volunteer-involving organisations to ensure that the volunteers they are managing produce outstanding results for the community and they do no harm to themselves, their peers or the community members.
This presentation will describe methods, as well as benefits and challenges, of utilising volunteers in a disaster setting. It will outline how you can utilise creative and flexible strategies to strengthen your organisations capacity and capability to manage and utilise volunteers at times of disasters to respond to local community needs.
The session will explore ways to capitalise on your organisation’s capacity, resources and knowledge by investigating the role you can play in your respective communities and how you can link with the local coordinated efforts.
It will provide an overview of how volunteer-involving organisations can fit into disaster management arrangements and highlight practical and useful resources available to assist your organisation in being prepared to utilise volunteers before, during and after disaster events.