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CHRISTMAS TOOLKIT

Community interest to volunteer with The Salvation Army is keen, especially at Christmas. This represents a great opportunity for community engagement during the season of peace and goodwill. 

To support effective volunteer engagement and help set your volunteers up for success, the following tools and resources have been developed. 

We welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have - 

vrhelpdesk@salvationarmy.org.au 

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PLAN for your volunteers 

We highly recommend articulating your activity into an activity brief. You can share the activity brief with interested volunteers so they understand what they're signing up to. 

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RECRUIT Christmas volunteers

Seek Volunteer Ads

If you are running Christmas activities and need volunteers, the VR team is here to help. We can help connect you with the right volunteers by creating free customised ads on Seek Volunteer.

Additional Recruitment Ideas

We know that Seek Volunteer ads aren't always successful and that successful recruitment requires different platforms. If you need to reach more volunteers, have a look at the following resource to give you additional recruitment ideas. 

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SELECTING / Rostering Volunteers 

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Christmas volunteer paperwork 

Before a volunteer can engage in your Christmas activity, they must first complete and sign the necessary paperwork. Please note: some forms require a co-signature from the Christmas activity host. 

How to print forms: 

  • Click on resource link > download the file using downward facing arrow on top right corner
  • you will be able to complete and sign the form digitally if in PDF format

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Christmas engagement tools and resources 

We have created some engagement tools and resources to help your day run smoothly and to get the best from your volunteers. It all starts with a great introduction, clear planning and a sincere 'thank you'! 

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Fun Extras 

This is year we've added in a few extras for a special touch of Christmas flair. 

Tips for wrapping paper: the wrapping paper has been designed for A3 printing.

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More questions? 

Do you have other questions? Take a look at our Christmas Fact Sheet below. If you can't find what you're looking for, please drop us a line at vrhelpdesk@salvationarmy.org.au  

  • Christmas Fact Sheet (coming soon) 

Category: Administration / Forms

About the sharer

This Toolkit will provide you access to volunteer resources such as: Volunteer Agreements, Volunteer Handbook, Code of Conduct, waivers, templates and processes to enable meaningful and effective volunteer engagement. You will be equipped with the resources necessary to responsibly manage the various groups of volunteers. The Volunteer Resources (VR) team exists to support and assist you through the volunteer journey. If you need assistance using the provided resources or have any questions, please get in touch with the VR team.

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