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VIC Emergency Services Volunteer Team Member - Regional VIC

Apply now Role no: 498777
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Regional VIC

  • Support your local community as part of a diverse team
  • Contribute to Red Cross Emergency Services by helping before, during and after emergencies
  • Choose how you want to volunteer: Response, Proactive or both!
  • Learn new skills and connect with like-minded people

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 a Red Cross Emergency Services Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to choose from two styles of volunteering: Response or Proactive (or both!). Watch this video for an explanation of these roles.

Proactive volunteers are involved in preparing communities, groups and individuals before emergencies, as well as assisting with disaster recovery.

Response Volunteers are rostered to be on-call if an emergency response is required. If you are activated (called to respond) to an emergency on a day you are rostered, it is expected that you will be able to attend within 90 minutes.

The opportunity
All our Volunteers need to be reliable, possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Further to this, you will have the following mindset and skills:

  • A passion to volunteer for a humanitarian organisation
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Personal experience in managing stressful, emotional and/or adverse situations
  • Understanding of, and respect for, privacy, confidentiality and appropriate boundaries

While mostly working in your local community, Emergency Services Team Members may also have the opportunity to work with communities throughout Victoria and interstate.

Training will be provided which will develop your skills and knowledge to effectively drive Red Cross Emergency Services work, as well as empower you with the ability to make a real difference in the lives of people before, during and after emergencies.

The impact
As a Red Cross Emergency Services Volunteer, you will have an impact on the ground in your communities. Whether it’s leading preparedness workshops or pillowcase presentations in schools, providing Psychological First Aid to people affected by emergencies, or helping communities recover after a disaster, you will be making a real difference in the lives of people before, during and after emergencies.

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.

Red Cross is committed to building long-term and respectful partnerships by working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, and organizations to determine and lead their own solutions. To support this commitment, Red Cross is determined to build our capacities through meaningful and rewarding employment and Volunteering opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Further Information
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description Download File VRD - VIC ES Team Member.pdf or contact the Victorian Emergency Services Team at vicesworkforce@redcross.org.au.  


Our COVID-19 safe practices
It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the ‘Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19’ section here prior to applying.

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.

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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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