At Emergency Volunteering you can access information about a variety of topics related to natural disaster mitigation, response and recovery.
With Emergency Volunteering you can:
Access useful information and resources to increase your knowledge about:
- what you need to know about disasters
- community resilience
- register with EV CREW; a referral service between volunteers and disaster response agencies or community organisations. This gives you access to emergency volunteer opportunities.
Make connections with:
- like-minded people via social media
- your local community.
Volunteering Queensland's role during disasters
During times of disaster we match volunteers with response agencies or community organisations. We work with a number of agencies such as local government, Australian Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul Society, Lifeline and others.
To access safe and coordinated volunteering opportunities, we recommend registering with EV CREW or partner agencies. EV CREW informs registered volunteers about the latest opportunities.
Recovery from a disaster is a long process. Agencies rely on long term support from volunteers who may perform various roles, ranging from basic clean up to care, comfort and personal support to affected communities. It is for that reason that Volunteering Queensland recommends that anyone considering volunteering learns more about disaster response and recovery processes.
Find out more about Volunteering Queensland