Managing Volunteer Info Databases
Managing volunteer information is essential to ensure volunteers are considered, insured and acknowledged as part of The Salvation Army. The information is a legislative requirement as we have a duty of care to ensure our volunteers have the right checks and balances when it comes to integrity checks and receive the required induction and training as TSA volunteers. The information is also needed as part of contractual requirements for government funding and assists in applications for ongoing or additional funding.
The information also enables corps, services and programs to keep a secure record of their volunteers to enable communication and recognition of significant dates – birthdays and volunteer anniversary.
The Volunteer Management System (VMS) is the TSA approved system to record all volunteers* within a site. The use of VMS is mandatory for all sites (that is, all corps, programmes and services) within TSA.
The VMS How to Guide has easy-to-follow instructions for key VMS tasks
Contact your Divisional Volunteer Resources Coordinator to find out how to access
NEW 2018 - This year, the Volunteer Resources Team is conducting an audit of VMS which actively affects the entire Southern Territory.
Click here to find out more!.
SMO is an online resource to assist with safety management relevant to working or volunteering with children and vulnerable people.
Contact your Divisional Youth Secretary in your state and/or your corps officer to find out how to get started on SMO.
LEARN is the central location for all training data for the Territory, and includes officer, employee, contractor and volunteer training records.
If you are having trouble logging in to Learn, changing your password or navigating LEARN, please contact LEARN Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMIS is essential for people & activity recording required by The Salvation Army (TSA)Corps, neo-missions, Residential and Outreach based services (including SHSC), Community Support Services/Corps Welfare (Emergency Relief), Counselling (General and Financial), HACC, ACHA, CACP and Chaplaincy services. As well as Emergency Services (Disaster), and any other Disaster response.
- *Volunteers are defined as: A volunteer is anyone who contributes time, service and skills without expectation of financial gain from TSA to assist in accomplishing the organisation’s mission.
This would include people who engage in service for spiritual, personal, humanitarian, educational, and/or charitable reasons.
This includes but is not limited to:
- soldiers and corps members including local officers in a specific role
- committee/advisory board members
- community based/court-ordered volunteers
- ongoing volunteers
- student placements
- work-for-the-dole participants
- corporate volunteers (presently do not need to be recorded on VMS)
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