Swiftworks Partnership update and pricing announcement

Swiftworks Partnership Update Since the launch of the partnership between the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) and SwiftWorks at the AFAC Conference this year, feedback from volunteers and Local Governments has been very positive. The uptake of the system, which is fully integrated with Local Government and State reporting requirements, is making the…

VFBV: CFA Volunteer peak body calls for sensible compromise on VEOHRC report

The peak body for CFA Volunteers is frustrated that a legal technicality has again been successfully used to stop the release of a government report into allegations of intimidation and discrimination within the State’s fire services. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) CEO Andrew Ford said the State’s 60,000 unpaid CFA personnel are tired of there…

Media statement: Partnership empowers Local Government Bush Fire Volunteers and Managers

Media Statement Partnership empowers local government bush fire volunteers and managers In an Australian first, a specialist software development company has partnered directly with emergency services volunteers and produced a purpose-built volunteer management system designed to empower volunteers and help recognise their vital contribution to our community. The agreement between Australian software company Swiftworks Pty…

AVBFB represented at Rural Volunteer Management Workshop

A “Full House” was declared by the wonderful team at the Wheatbelt Volunteer Hub last week when they hosted a Volunteer Management Workshop in Northam. As well as representatives from Kulin Bush Races,  Voice of the Avon 101.3 FM, Northam Heritage Forum, Toodyay Historical Society, Kulin Visitor Centre and Community Resource Centre, Northam Chamber of Commerce, The York Society, Anglican Parish of…

NSW RFS sponsors “Bushfire Building Conference and Forum 2018”

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is proud of its consistent advocacy and support for good ideas that make things better. And here’s one we came across today – the Bushfire Building Conference & Forum 2018, to be hosted by the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) in the Blue Mountains and sponsored by the…

It’s ON: Western Power increases the voltage on volunteer support!

We posted this article last week explaining that the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) received powerful applications from 141 Brigades for up to $5,000 as part of our annual Western Power small grants scheme. The program always generates a lot of buzz among our members, but the huge response this year came as…

3rd round of National Volunteer Week Event Grants open until further notice

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK CELEBRATION EVENT GRANTS The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers. Applications that reflect partnerships between local organisations to run an event or display will receive priority. Funding…

Round 2 open: National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants

Great news! Volunteering WA has announced a second round of National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants – closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018. The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers.…

Walkaway VBFB better equipped thanks to Western Power grant

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is so proud to represent the amazing members of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, but even more proud to have been able to negotiate and facilitate the Western Power grants scheme for the past few years. And here’s an example of what that effort actually delivers “on…

Last call – Nominations for WA Volunteer of the Year Awards close today!

Last call – nominations close today! Do you know a special individual or organisation that is worthy of being recognised for their outstanding contribution to volunteering? Volunteering WA invites you to visit https://awards.volunteeringwa.org.au to nominate now for the WA Volunteer of the Year Award to be held in May. Nominations are made entirely online via…

Applications for the 2018 Western Power grant are now open!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) in partnership with Western Power invites suitable applicants to apply for the Western Power grants of up to $5,000. Applications are open from 1st February 2018 and close on Friday 30th March 2018. Who can apply: Applications are only open to brigades located in areas linked to…