This clinic will provide guidance on applying the principles to plan for spontaneous volunteers in disasters as outlined in the Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook.
In these interactive clinics, participants will be provided with the skills and resources to work with and plan for spontaneous volunteers.
In addition to the lead presenter, guest presenters in each jurisdiction will provide context and information specific to the local setting. Participants will collaborate to examine the opportunities and barriers for their own organisations, and to identify how to effectively plan for and engage with spontaneous volunteers before, during and after an emergency.
Who should attend
These clinics are designed to benefit those working with, and planning for spontaneous volunteers before, during and after an event.
The clinic will support those working in volunteer management, recruitment and policy making from organisations such as; local, state, and commonwealth governments, volunteering groups including emergency volunteers, community groups and emergency services and emergency management organisations
AIDR will offer limited sponsored places for volunteers and community organisations to participate in these clinics. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the handbook
AIDR published this new handbook in December 2017. The handbook 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.
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.