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Emergency Services Volunteer - Pillowcase Program Presenter - Hobart and Surrounding Areas

Apply now Role no: 498672
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: As required
Location: Hobart

Help to save lives, build resilient communities, and support people in disasters.

  • On-going position  
  • Monday to Friday, during school hours – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (as required, dependent on school bookings)
  • Hobart and surrounding areas 
  • 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.

Further Information 
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description - Pillowcase Program Presenter - Southern Tasmania.pdf or contact Katie Phan on 0452 152 908 or via email at kaphan@redcross.org.au 

Application requirements:
To submit this application you will be required to provide details for two professional references. 

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

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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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