Training of Intervention volunteers

Relief Service Roadshows

In 2012, we organized our biennial Roadshows in each province. These are interactive information weekends at which volunteers from branches and provinces can learn about new projects and developments within the Relief Service.

On the Saturday, instructors were given training in the transitional training Leadership 2-3. On the Sunday, there was an information day at which a number of issues were addressed:

  • Presentation of the new module system for event first aid and changes to the software package for managing it
  • Changes to Relief Service training (including psychosocial first aid, evidence-based working, etc.)
  • History and operation of the ‘100’ emergency call center
  • Presentation of the Intervention Service and question & answer session on the Relief Service and Social Intervention Service
    A total of 337 volunteers attended the Roadshows.

Start Day for SIS volunteers

The first Start Day for Social Intervention Service (SIS) volunteers was held on September 29, 2012, to mark the start of the new working year. Like the monthly provincial meetings, this interprovincial initiative is part of an integrated approach to volunteer management whereby caring for and listening to volunteers is mainstreamed into every activity we organize. The Start Day is also an opportunity for SIS volunteers from different provinces to meet.

At the Start Day, volunteers learnt about the new training offer and ongoing projects within SIS. They were encouraged to take part in one of the two working groups on education and volunteer management.

The Start Day is a platform for sharing practices and experiences – a major plus when it comes to intervention work in the field.

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