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National Volunteer Week 2024

This week (20 – 26 May) is National Volunteer Week, a week that provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our communities and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go.

The theme for National Volunteer Week this year is, Something for Everyone. Which fits emergency service volunteering quite nicely considering the myriad of roles available within CFA and other emergency services.

The theme also recognises the diverse passions and talents that everyone brings to an organisation when they volunteer as well as emphasising that there is a place for everyone in the world of volunteering.

VFBV passes on our deep gratitude, respect and appreciation to all CFA volunteers for the work you do in your communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Victorians are safer because of your work and we could not be more proud of you, your brigades and all those that support you in your work protecting lives and property.

It’s not just CFA volunteers who contribute to the safety of Victoria however, there are also volunteers from the broader emergency services sector such as VicSES, St John Ambulance, Ambulance Victoria, Life Saving Victoria, Coast Guard, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry – just to name a few. Each of these organisations work together to contribute time, skills and resources to ensure the safety of Victorians.

The value of these 100,000 emergency service volunteers to the Victorian economy was conservatively estimated by The 3V’s report by Lateral Economics to be between $1.9 and $2.5 billion in value each year.

From VFBV, thank you and well done for your incredible dedication and service to the people of Victoria, not just this week, but every hour, day, week and month of the year.


About VFBV: VFBV is established under the Country Fire Authority Act and is the peak body for CFA Volunteers in Victoria. VFBV works tirelessly to represent, advocate and support CFA volunteers to the CFA Board and management, governments, ministers, members of parliament, councils, instrumentalities, business and the public. Our vision is for Strong Volunteerism, Embraced to Build Community Resilience for a Safer Victoria.

 

Want to read more about CFA volunteers? 

VFBV regularly publish stories about CFA volunteers, please explore our website to discover some of these amazing stories. 

Interested in becoming a CFA volunteer?

Visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/volunteers-careers/volunteer-with-cfa to find out more information.

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CFA Volunteers are the unpaid professionals of our Emergency Services. VFBV is their united voice, and speaks on behalf of Victoria's 60,000 CFA Volunteers.

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