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If you are engaging volunteers this festive season, take the time to look at our suite of resources and tools. it is especially important that we plan well and ensure we have consulted the appropriate people/teams to safely and effectively engage volunteers.
Christmas volunteers will not need to be recorded in Salvos Workday if the volunteer opportunity fits the following criteria:
If you have a volunteer role which requires a commitment of over 7 days or an integrity check, please discuss with your VR Advisor.
Due to COVID-19, there are some additional steps required this year to ensure your Christmas events and volunteer activities can safely be executed.
If you are running Christmas activities and need volunteers, Volunteer Resources can help! We can help connect you with the right volunteers by creating free customised ads on Seek Volunteer.
Please complete 2020 Christmas - Recruit Volunteers Request Form
Want to advertise locally?
Sometimes Seek Volunteer just isn't the answer. You might find that putting up posters at the local shopping centre or library works better.
Download the Customisable Christmas Recruitment Flyer
Once a volunteer has expressed interest in your Seek Volunteer ad, contact them as soon as possible - this helps ensure they don't lose interest.
When you contact volunteers please you should conduct a brief screening related to COVID-19. We have provided some suggestions below, but please check with your WHS Consultant for the best screening questions related to your state/territory. Anyone who falls under the 'vulnerable' category must complete a risk assessment before being engaged as a volunteer.
COVID-19 screening questions-example:
Before a volunteer can engage in your Christmas activity, they must first complete and sign the necessary paperwork.
To help with your rostering needs, we've provided a few different templates you can download and use for your own events.
Keep your volunteers safe and happy during your Christmas events. Read some of our tips and download the volunteer sign-in sheet!
Time to say a big 'thank you' to all the incredible volunteers who have generously given up their time. This will not only make them feel valued, but also increase the chances of ongoing engagement.
To make things run smoother for next time, don't forget to ask your volunteers about their experience. Connecting with them post-event is also a great way to invite them to other Christmas activities and future events!