Community spirit


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

  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared is a straightforward facilitated process which invites community to answer the question: How will your community work together to plan how you will support each other before, during and after disasters? This unique approach to building resilience is focused on community-level activity rather than individual preparedness.

  • Is my local community prepared?

    Why does it matter if your community is prepared?

    You have your emergency kit, a get-away plan and are ready to roll come what may... so who cares if there's fisticuffs at the supermarket emptying the shelves, if people are grid-locking the highways trying to get away or get home...

  • What is community resilience?

    According to the Australian Government's Social Inclusion Board:

    Community resilience means the capacity of communities to respond positively to crises. It is the ability of a community to adapt to pressures and transform itself in a way which makes it more sustainable in the future. Rather than simply 'survive' the stressor or change, a resilient community might respond in creative ways that fundamentally transform the basis of the community.

  • People Recovery = Physical Recovery

    People recovery is the most important thing and sometimes to help with people recovery we need to help with property recovery - Joe, Global Care

    Global Care opened up shop in Grantham a few days after the devestating inland tsumami destroyed small Lockyer Valley town. They have been operating ever since and will be there for many months to come.

    Since January, the team out there has:

    • Worked on over 500 jobs with volunteers
    • Had 380 clients
    • Worked with more than 1500-1800 volunteers
  • Flood victim joins volunteer community

    Sarah Borg watched as her house and her street disappeared under water during the recent Brisbane floods.

    During February, unable to fix her own house, the 23 year-old nurse arranged to join the volunteer effort in Warwick.

    "It was a time where we couldn't do anything else, so while I couldn't do anything on our house, I thought if I went and helped someone else it would be a way of saying thank you for the other people helping us," she said.

  • Resilience Leadership Project

    Our Natural Disaster Resilience Leadership Project is a 2 or 4 day capacity building workshop for community leaders living in disaster affected or disaster at risk communities.

  • 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. 

  • 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.