EV CREW

  • Bundaberg Mud Army was 700 Strong

    They came in all shapes and sizes, male and female, old and young but the 700 members of the volunteer Mud Army had a single purpose as they cleaned up across Bundaberg today.

  • 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
  • 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 CREW Animation

    To mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today and the start of Resilience Week we are proud to present an animation that explains our Emergency Volunteering (EV) CREW service.

  • EV CREW

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

  • EV CREW in The Sydney Morning Herald

    Technology plays a huge role in our Emergency Volunteering CREW service, allowing us to register and match volunteers and organisations efficiently.

    The Sydney Morning Herald has published a great article featuring our very own Julie Molloy – Director, Social Engagement. Julie explains how an upgrade of our volunteer management systems has resulted in a much better experience for staff, volunteers and organisations alike when disaster hits. It has also allowed a huge improvement in volunteer matching capability, to ensure volunteers with particular skills and experience can be best utilised by disaster response organisations.

  • EV on show for Get Ready Queensland

    On 12 October as part of Resilience Week 2015, we attended the Get Ready Queensland Pop-Up Town in Reddacliff Place, Brisbane to promote Emergency Volunteering.

  • For councils - EV CREW

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

  • Important advice for those helping in the aftermath of Cyclone Marcia

    When it’s safe to do so, we encourage potential volunteers to help their family, friends, neighbours and any groups or associations they’re already connected with locally for recovery efforts.

    You can also register with us online.

  • Resilience Week 2014 Recap

    Now in its third year, Resilience Week encourages the community to prepare for disasters and learn more about what you need to know to survive an emergency.

    It's all about being informed, making connections and taking action so we can bounce forward as a more resilient country.

  • 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.

  • Transforming data silos into information flow

    In 2010-11, Queensland suffered a string of natural disasters, including floods and tropical cyclones. During this time, community groups and all levels of government relied heavily on Volunteering Queensland to coordinate volunteers' offers of help. Phones were ringing off the hook and email inboxes overflowing, with our Emergency Volunteering CREW service collecting approximately 120,000 offers of assistance. With all this information being received, we needed a system to quickly help the efforts on the ground.

  • Want to volunteer to help after Cyclone Debbie?

    We are ready to manage all volunteer offers of assistance to support communities affected by Cyclone Debbie.

  • Watch back... our webinar for councils

    If you missed our live broadcast during National Volunteer Week, here's our Volunteering Trends - Webinar for Councils.

  • 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.