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School Based Volunteer Emergency Preparedness (Pillowcase Program) - WA

Apply now Role no: 494075
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Perth

  • You must have some availability during school hours to become a Pillowcase presenter
  • Ongoing position
  • Join the World’s largest humanitarian network

The program

Pillowcase Project is a disaster resilience education program designed to help children prepare psychologically and practically for an emergency.  Aimed at students in Grades 3 & 4, the one hour workshop involves engaging discussions and interactive activities to help students:

  • Understand and discuss the importance of being prepared for an emergency
  • Prepare their minds for the thoughts and feelings that may arise before, during or after an emergency
  • Know the difference between a need and a want item and what to pack in an emergency kit

Each student is then given a pillowcase to decorate and take home to start their own emergency kit.

The opportunity

This role would suit those wishing to educate children using Red Cross content and resources in a classroom setting.  Time commitment will vary as delivery depends on school bookings, however, it is expected that you will deliver at least one session per month during school terms.  Red Cross will ensure you receive adequate training, support and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.

The impact

Save lives, build resilient communities and support people in disasters.  Educate children and families on the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation and gain valuable experience working in schools.

For more information, please see the position descriptionDownload File ES Pillow Case (CURRENT).pdf or contact

Given the commitment we are asking for in this role we kindly ask that you provide a short cover letter addressing the below three points. Please send this cover letter to the above email address. 

1. What attracts you to this role in particular?

2. What relevant skills or experience would you bring to this role?

3. Do you foresee any challenges with meeting the time commitment outlined?

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

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:

  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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