Emergency volunteering

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Resilience Project

    Our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Resilience Project collaborates with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, emergency services, disaster management agencies, emergency volunteers, local councils and Elders, to share traditional knowledge about disaster resilience through culturally appropriate, localised engagement that's built on trust and respect. 

  • Centralised coordination of spontaneous emergency volunteers

    The latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management presents a case study on EV CREW.

    on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
    with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
    with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dp
    with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
    with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
  • Conference examines crisis volunteering

    Australian emergency and disaster volunteering is changing due to shifts in the nature of paid work, lifestyles, values, new technology and policy. 

  • Emergency Volunteering - 5 years on

    This week marks the 5th anniversary of the devastating Queensland Floods of 2010-11. Thousands of volunteers helped with the massive clean-up effort.

  • Emergency Volunteering Community Workshops

    Engaging, participatory and educational workshops where disaster and volunteer matters can be discussed with volunteers or those involved in emergencies across organisational boundary lines.

  • Emergency Volunteering launch

    One of the major lessons from the disasters Queensland faced during the past summer was the lack of simple tools that help people prepare and be more resilient. With that in mind Volunteering Queensland has launched Australia's first interactive online disaster preparedness tool – the Disaster Readiness Index

    Queenslanders are encouraged to take the Disaster Readiness Index to check their level of preparedness for extreme weather events and view an individualised improvement and action guide.

  • EV CREW

    Emergency Volunteering CREW works with government and organisations to provide volunteer support for all aspects of disasters. Watch now!

  • For councils - EV CREW

    How councils can access our Emergency Volunteering CREW service to mobilise volunteers for preparation and recovery efforts. Watch now!

  • Logan SES

    Born in Sudan, freedom and security was something that was not a given in Emmanuel Andrew’s life. But since volunteering with the Logan City State Emergency Service (SES), he has found a place in the community that will not only help others, but connection which he had always longed for. Watch now!

  • Step Up Program: Building Community Resilience

    Widely regarded as Australia’s largest community resilience building program led by a non-government organisation, Volunteering Queensland’s Step Up Program increases preparedness and empowers communities for potential disasters, and contributes significantly to ‘civil society rebuilding’ in the aftermath of the Queensland Floods and subsequent disaster events.

  • Volunteering Queensland honoured with 2012 Qld Resilient Australia Awards

    We are very happy to announce that Volunteering Queensland and Emergency Volunteering yesterday took home three awards at the 2012 Qld Resilient Australia Awards.

  • Volunteering Queensland to continue working to build community resilience

    On Wednesday, The Honourable Neil Roberts, Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services announced: Volunteering Queensland to continue working to build community resilience.

  • What defines an emergency volunteer?

    It sounds like a simple question but it’s not an easy one to answer.

  • What do emergency volunteers need to know?

    There are two phases of action for Emergency Volunteering CREW - these phases affect the amount and type of volunteers being deployed.

  • What's it like being an emergency volunteer?

    The difference that you can make to a disaster-affected family, community group, business or individual - even years after an extreme weather event - is immeasurable.

    There are roles for everyone, no matter your ability or skillset - plenty of volunteer roles don’t require hands-on clean-up work. By detailing your skills, equipment and availability when registering with Emergency Volunteering CREW, we can link you with opportunities where you are most needed.

  • Who are Emergency Volunteering CREW?

    CREW stands for Community Response to Extreme Weather – and that’s exactly what it is. Emergency Volunteering (EV CREW) is a volunteer referral service managed by Volunteering Queensland. We operate year-round taking offers of volunteer assistance from everyday Queenslanders, registering and linking them to natural disaster response agencies when help is needed.