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Emergency Services Volunteer - Sydney Area - 26 May 2018

Apply now Role no: 492511
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Sydney

  • Time frame: ongoing
  • Days: Flexible

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
Australian Red Cross Emergency Services volunteers help individuals, organisations and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Working within a local emergency services team for Red Cross, volunteers will have the opportunity to work in their local community to identify needs and opportunities for engagement and assist communities before, during and after emergencies.

Within Red Cross emergency services there are also leadership opportunities, opportunities to train and educate others, join the team coordinating the emergency responses and provide specialist assistance (administrative, IT etc).

If you're aged eighteen years or older and have a genuine desire to assist vulnerable and displaced people before, during and after an emergency event, this role may be for you.

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.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description below, or contact nswemergency@redcross.org.au  or  02 9280 8912 

Download File Volunteer Role Description.docx

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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