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Emergency Services Volunteer - Perth WA

Apply now Role no: 498720
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Perth

  • Availability:  All times – depending on community needs
  • Time involved: As required
  • Location: METROPOLITAN WA – May be occasional need for Intra and Inter State Deployment.
  • Learn new skills and be prepared to assist when communities need you the most
  • Contribute to Red Cross Emergency Services by helping before, during and after emergencies in a variety of roles
  • Join a team of trained volunteers assisting communities throughout WA

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 in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. As part of our Emergency Services team, you will join a group of over 200 trained volunteers ready to assist locally and across the state in times of emergency.

Our work spreads far and wide, including supporting communities, groups and individuals to prepare for emergencies (as well as assisting with response and disaster recovery).  We also work with many stakeholders to provide training in psychological first aid, response, emergency management and recovery.

The opportunity
Red Cross provides a range of support to communities at risk of disaster or who have experienced an emergency.  We work in communities before an emergency - assisting with individual and community preparedness - during an emergency - providing support in welfare and relief centres and through our emergency phoneline - and after emergencies - as communities move through the recovery process. 

We are looking for people who are willing to be trained to provide this type of support to our communities across WA.

The opportunity requires volunteers to maintain their training so they can respond when needed.  This is not a predictable volunteering opportunity as we don’t know when emergencies are going to happen.  We are asking you to be prepared to respond when you are needed. However, you will have the flexibility to decide when you volunteer your time and what activities you would like to be involved with.

As a volunteer you will:

  • join a local team which meets once a month to provide you with the support needed
  • develop skills that allow you to provide psychosocial support, training programs and community development services in your own communities and beyond.

Successful volunteers are:

  • open to working with all members of the WA community sometimes during very challenging times
  • have strong interpersonal listening and communication skills
  • be able to communicate in a respectful, sensitive, and supportive way
  • enjoy working in teams and be driven to maintain their skills and knowledge. 
  • basic computer literacy is required.

The impact
As a Red Cross Emergency Services Volunteer, you will have a direct impact with the members of your community. Whether you are providing personal support (Psychological First Aid) to people affected be emergencies, helping communities prepare before or recover after a disaster or support training and operations, you will be making a real difference.

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support, and access to other opportunities within the WA Red Cross.

Further Information
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description Emergency Services general PERTH .pdf or contact  Katie Heath on 0409832105.

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.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities. Click here to find out more.

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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