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Emergency Services Volunteer

Volunteering Redcross - Southern River, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
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 Red Cross Emergency Services program aims to support individuals and communities to cope with and manage the psychosocial impacts of emergencies.

The opportunity

Emergency Services volunteers may work in a number of functions across the program:

Preparedness - assist people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen through;

  • Community preparedness sessions using RediPlan
  • Pillowcase sessions for primary school children
  • Youth preparedness sessions for secondary school children
  • Preparedness outreach
Response - provide immediate relief services involving the provision of essential needs such as shelter, information and psychosocial support to people affected by an emergency through;

  • Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • Register. Find. Reunite -reconnecting family and loved ones during an emergency in evacuation centres, relief centres or at locations when affected people are gathering
Recovery - helping people affected by an emergency return to a life, not defined by the disaster, as quickly and efficiently as possible through;

  • Contacting people via phone to check on their wellbeing and ascertain their needs (Telephone outreach)
  • Visiting people in their homes or business to check in their wellbeing and link them to relevant services (physical outreach)
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 VRD - Emergency Services Volunteer - Great Southern pdf.pdf

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

Advertised: 26 Mar 2021 W. Australia Standard Time

Applications close:
Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
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.
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.
Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

Southern River, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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