Managing units

There are a number of roles for volunteers who want to help us run our units as efficiently and effectively as possible. These roles fall into the following categories:


Membership Management

In many ways our units operate like small businesses. You may have a background in business and HR and be willing to share and mentor others. 

Volunteers in Membership Management undertake a variety of activities that focus on effective unit management, including; accurate record keeping, retention programs, recognition initiatives, member recruitment campaigns, member welfare and safety, training, and leadership succession planning.  

Many new members have strong Human Resource (HR) management skills or good people skills, and are willing to participate and lead activities, where they can.

Key Tasks

  • Member retention activities
  • Supporting unit training 
  • Unit member recruitment drives

No specific level of fitness or mobility is required for this role.  

Unit Locations

All units require membership management resources.

What you will love about this role

  • Helping your unit to be sustainable, inclusive and well resourced, with sufficient members to provide your community with an excellent service.
  • An opportunity to learn new skills.
  • An opportunity to share your knowledge and experience.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, exploring a wide range of opportunities available to you in developing new skills, forming new friendships, accepting high levels of responsibility and enjoying the team spirit of VICSES:

 

Assets and Facilities Management

For our units to be ready to respond to an emergency at any time of the day or night, they need the right equipment, maintained to a high standard. 
Volunteers in Assets and Facilities Management undertake a variety of tasks focussed on equipment, clothing, vehicles and facilities. You may have a background in assets management and be willing to share this and mentor others on these areas. 

Key Tasks

  • Maintain equipment and personal protection clothing and equipment (PPC&E) to high standards. 
  • Ensure all equipment is properly stored and accounted for.
  • Provide recommendations on new equipment and PPC&E.
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Unit maintenance and functionality.

No specific level of fitness or mobility is required for this role.

Unit locations

All units require excellent management of their rescue vehicles and equipment.

What you will love about this role

  • Ensuring your unit’s vehicles and equipment are maintained to the highest standards and ready to go at any time.
  • Making recommendations on new equipment and PPC&E.
  • Learning new skills.
  • An opportunity to share your knowledge and experience.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, exploring a wide range of opportunities available to you in developing new skills, forming new friendships, accepting high levels of responsibility and enjoying the team spirit of VICSES:


Finance and Administration

Volunteers in the areas of finance and administration assist in a broad range of areas for our units. You may have a background in accounting and administration and be willing to share and mentor others in the preparation of quarterly business activity statements (BAS), maintenance of accurate accounts and developing business plans for our units.

Additionally, many of our units apply for grants throughout the year. Identifying and/or applying for a grants is how many units fund vehicle and equipment replacement. 

Key Tasks

  • Support or lead all mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Information management and accurate recording keeping.
  • Safeguarding member information.
  • Knowledge of all policies and procedures.

No specific level of fitness or mobility is required for this role.  

Unit locations

All units require effective administration and financial management.

What you will love about this role

  • Ensuring your unit is well managed now and into the future.
  • An opportunity to learn new skills.
  • An opportunity to share your knowledge and experience.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, exploring a wide range of opportunities available to you in developing new skills, forming new friendships, accepting high levels of responsibility and enjoying the team spirit of VICSES: