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Emergency Services Volunteer - Northern Tasmania

Apply now Role no: 497251
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Regional TAS

  • Time frame: ongoing
  • Time involved: attend training, practice exercises and meetings (minimum 4 per year) and assist when available during emergencies. The opportunity exists for involvement in preparedness sessions and community presentations if desired.
  • Location: Northern Tasmania

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.

The opportunity

Emergency Services Volunteer Team Members belong to a multi-skilled team of volunteers, who assist individuals and communities across the emergency management cycle by:

  • helping people prepare for possible future emergency events (preparedness)
  • providing relief during emergency events (response) and
  • assisting in the aftermath of an event (recovery).

In times of emergency, volunteers may be requested to assist in their local area, and across Tasmania. Team members will receive training and exercise opportunities to build capacity to organise, lead and deliver these services in the field.

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 Download File 210714 VRD - Emergency Services Volunteer.pdf or contact Kym Blechynden on 0450 290 561 or kdblechynden@redcross.org.au

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

Advertised: Tasmania 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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