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Volunteer Relief and Recovery Centre Team Member - Riverland

Apply now Role no: 493869
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Regional SA

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.

During and after an emergency, volunteers provide Psychological First Aid to people affected by a disaster when they visit a Relief/Recovery Centre.

The opportunity

Volunteers in this role need to be over the age of 18 and desirable to be available at short notice.

They will provide Psychological First Aid to people visiting the Relief Centre. Volunteers will also be required to register visitors' details and work as part of a team. You must be sensitive to the needs of the people effected by the disaster and be flexible to any changes required during your shift.

Local deployments will be 1-4 shifts in a row. Non-local deployments including overnight accommodation will be 4 shifts over 4 days with 1 shift per day limit. There is a maximum of 4 consecutive operational days during any activation, with a break of 48 hours.

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 or contact Kelley Rosenthal, 8100 4645.

Download File VRD - Team Member - Relief and Recovery Centre 07 2017.pdf

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

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  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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