2017 Emergency Management Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey is now open

Volunteer Survey

10 October, 2017

Emergency Management Victoria is pleased to again support the state-wide Emergency Management Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey.

Offered to emergency management volunteers across the state for the first time in 2016, the results provided a valuable insight into the opinions of volunteers, and assists in ensuring that strategic priorities and funding decisions are being made which align to volunteer needs. Below is a visual summary of the first Emergency Management Welfare and Efficiency Survey in 2016.

Initially introduced to Country Fire Authority volunteers in 2012 by Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV), the survey has been adapted to suit each agency’s volunteer needs. Agencies include: Ambulance Victoria, Life Saving Victoria, Red Cross, Salvation Army, St John Ambulance, Victoria State Emergency Service and Victorian Council of Churches.

The expanded survey now provides an annual opportunity to seek the direct views and input from emergency management volunteers and provides the Minister, government and agencies with a true volunteer perspective and feedback about what’s working and what’s not. Participating agencies receive an independent report on findings specific to their volunteers. In addition, a trends analysis of survey results will be conducted, providing a valuable data set for agencies and the sector. Survey results are also aggregated to provide a Sector Report which provides a valuable perspective from all emergency management volunteers and again an opportunity for all to see what’s working and what’s not.

The Emergency Management Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey is funded through the Victorian Government’s Valuing Volunteers Program, and is supported by Emergency Management Victoria. The survey was endorsed by the Volunteer Consultative Forum and continues to be managed by VFBV.

The survey will be open to emergency management volunteers during October 2017.   

Any enquiries regarding the survey should be forwarded to volsurvey@vfbv.com.au (External link)

To take part in the survey, and click on your agency logo (External link)