In this interactive clinic, participants will be provided with the skills and resources to work with and plan for spontaneous volunteers.
The purpose of these clinics is to build awareness and utilisation of the guidelines in Handbook 12 - Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers published in December 2017.
Handbook 12 draws on and complements current and ongoing activity in working with spontaneous volunteers and builds on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster resilience sector in Australia and internationally. Specifically, the new handbook builds directly upon the national Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy endorsed by the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee in 2015. The handbook supports the strategy by providing leading guidance to organisations on ways to support working with spontaneous volunteers and build this into their plans and activities.
About the facilitator, Anne Leadbeater
Anne has her own consultancy specialising in disaster recovery and community resilience. Her background is in emergency management, community development and adult education working first in the neighbourhood house sector, and then for 16 years in local and state government.
Anne has worked with communities recovering from drought, fire, flood and cyclone in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, and in 2014, headed up an international team to evaluate the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal for New Zealand Red Cross. Last year she completed a national tour of masterclasses on community engagement, recovery and resilience with IAP2.