Support communities, as part of a diverse team, in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies. Contribute to Red Cross Emergency Services by helping before, during and after emergencies.
Choose how you want to volunteer: Response, Preparedness, Recovery, Trainer, or multiple roles!
- Learn new skills and connect with like-minded people.
- Volunteers are required to be flexible and available for deployment when major emergencies occur.
- 1 year commitment is desired; hours are flexible around volunteer availability and program need.
- Join the World's largest humanitarian network.
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 Red Cross Emergency Services program aims to support individuals and communities to cope with and manage the psycho-social impacts of emergencies.
Volunteers throughout Australia are trained to assist and support Red Cross’ work in emergencies. This dedicated pool of volunteers allows Red Cross to provide support to communities across Australia in preparing for, responding to and recovering after emergencies.
As a Red Cross Emergency Services Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to choose from several different roles: Response, Preparedness, Recovery, Trainer (or all!).
During Response & Recovery Activities - Emergency Services Volunteers are required to be flexible and available for deployment when major emergencies occur and respond quickly when called upon to assist.
Preparedness Volunteers are involved in preparing communities, groups, youth and individuals before emergencies, as well as assisting with disaster recovery and delivering preparedness activities in a recovery context.
Trainer/facilitator Volunteers will work with Emergency Staff to train volunteers, community services providers and local councils in preparedness, Psychological First Aid (PFA), response, emergency management and recovery.
Emergency Services Volunteers are required to be over 18 and be prepared to attend ongoing training to develop skills and knowledge and are required to be flexible and available for deployment when major emergencies occur.
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.
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, training volunteers or community service providers, providing Personal Support (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 organisation.
For more information, please see the volunteer role description Emergency Services Volunteer WA Regional - Mid West.pdf or contact WAEOC@redcross.org.au for more information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.