Emergency volunteering

  • EV CREW

    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!

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.