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Emergency Services Volunteer - North East Tasmania

Australian Red Cross

Time frame: ongoing Time involved: attend training, practice exercises and meetings (minimum 4 per year) and assist when available during emergencies. The opportunity exists for involvement in preparedness sessions and community presentations if desired. Location: North East Tasmania

The program Red Cross has been responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian assistance in Australia since 1914. We are committed to strengthening and extending our emergency aid services to assist all Australians prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

The opportunity Emergency Services Volunteer Team Members belong to a multi-skilled team of volunteers, who assist individuals and communities across the emergency management cycle by:

  • helping people prepare for possible future emergency events (preparedness)

  • providing relief during emergency events (response) and

  • assisting in the aftermath of an event (recovery).

In times of emergency, volunteers may be requested to assist in their local area, and across Tasmania. Team members will receive training and exercise opportunities to build capacity to organise, lead and deliver these services in the field.

The impact As an Emergency Services volunteer, you’ll help people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.