Filling out a form to change an urban volunteer’s role or to change brigades has become a lot easier and quicker thanks to two new forms that have recently gone live.

Candidate Care Co-ordinator, Volunteer Recruitment Jane Yates says, “The two new forms are easy to use and make it quicker to perform these two functions. The forms were trialled before release and feedback has been very positive. Comments have been that the new process is awesome and very intuitive.”

The Brigade Transfer form(external link) is for urban volunteers:

  • transferring from one brigade to another
  • wishing to rejoin Fire and Emergency NZ within a 12-month period
  • transferring brigades and wish to transfer roles.

 The Brigade Transfer form is quick and easy to fill out. Additionally, the ruling on when police vetting and medical paperwork needs to be repeated has changed from 6 to 12 months.

The Role Change form(external link) is for urban volunteers wanting to change roles within their brigade from an operational fire fighter role to operational support or brigade support. If you are changing from an operational support role to an operational fire fighter role you can use the same form but will be prompted to complete a medical form as well.

Jane says Olivia in our team managed to create a much more user-friendly and fast online form for people to use.

“We’re also working on streamlining and simplifying other forms including one for new volunteers; which should be available early next year.”

At this stage recruiting forms for rural volunteers are not yet available on the Portal but these are expected to be available in the next few months.

Find out more about all our Volunteer initiatives on The Portal, here.

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