Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF)

AVEMF

The Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum was formed as a result of a recommendation from the National Volunteer Summit, held in Canberra in October 2001, as part of the International Year of Volunteers.

The purpose of the Forum is to provide:
A national forum representative of the volunteer emergency management sector, to facilitate better communication between the organizations within it, and to provide advocacy for the sector.

The objectives of the Forum are:
• To foster communication between one another and with Government.
• To share information.
• To provide advocacy, particularly on behalf of the non-government organisations.
• To focus on the issues of Recognition, Training, Legal Protection and Funding.

Follow this link to the AEMVF Website for further information

 

The Cost Of Volunteering

In 2006 the AEMVF generated a project to ascertain the cost of being a volunteer in the emergency sector. The State and Territory Emergency Service were the major contributor to a national survey. The results were as follows:

  • Average cost in cash and kind per volunteer per annum: $950
  • Average cost per employed volunteer per annum: $1679
  • Average cost per self employed volunteer per annum: $3282
  • Average cost per retired volutneer per annum: $687

Please view the The Cost Of Volunteering report.  

Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2012