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Recruit volunteers

Things to know

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Do you need volunteers to help after an emergency? Connect with our network of local people who have registered their interest to volunteer today.

Things to know about requesting volunteers through the emergency platform:

  • Approved Volunteer Involving Organisations can search the volunteer pool and send requests to registered volunteers in their area.
  • Your organisation must coordinate the volunteer position, provide orientation and other relevant volunteer training.
  • Emergency volunteers have varying levels of skills, experience, and flexibility in terms of location and availability.
  • Responding to an emergency is complex and requires a high level of coordination.

Nominate your organisation

If your organisation is seeking to recruit volunteers to help during an emergency or recovery, please submit the details of your organisation to our database.

Frequently asked questions

You will be able to search through a list of available volunteers in your area, and send them requests based on what you need. It will be your responsibility to contact, recruit, on-board and manage volunteers that accept your offer.

In order to recruit volunteers through the Volunteering peak body in your State/Territory you will need to have both Volunteer Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance. Please check your policy closely as not all situations, particularly emergencies, are covered. If you are not yet a member of Volunteering WA please register here.

There are a number of different ways to do this depending on the size of your organisation and how many volunteers you have. Some Volunteer Involving Organisations use spreadsheets, google docs or customised databases.

If you would like to use a software package we recommend our Volunteer Management platform INVOLVE.

This will be up to your organisation and depends on the role being undertaken and the nature of the role. Please refer to your organisations policy on volunteer checks which should address any specific requirements.

While there may be some roles that require mandatory screening(such as those that are Working with Children), in the immediate "respond" phase of an emergency situation there is often not time to undertake police checks for other roles. In this case, risks should be assessed and carefully managed. Standard procedures should be followed where more time is available, such as in the extended "recovery" phase of emergencies.

More information on volunteer screening is available here.

Your organisation is responsible for the health and safety of all volunteers, including following all relevant government guidelines for Covid-19 (such as mandatory vaccinations for some positions / premises).

There is a "Withdraw" link at the top after you log in. Click that link and follow the steps to have your organisation removed.

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