ID: 168848

Pillowcase and Get Redy Youth Program Presenter - WA

Emergency Response Regular - more than 6 months Western Australia WA

About this opportunity

  • On-going position
  • Commitment:  At least one session per month during school term
  • Availability:  School hours - Monday to Friday - 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Location:  Perth Hills and surrounds
  • Help to save lives, build resilient communities and support people in disasters

The Program

Pillowcase Project

Pillowcase Project is a disaster resilience education program designed to help children prepare psychologically and practically for an emergency.  Aimed at students in years 3 & 4, the one-hour workshop involves engaging discussions and interactive activities to help students:

  • Understand and discuss the importance of being prepared for an emergency
  • Prepare their minds for the thoughts and feelings that may arise before, during or after an emergency
  • Know the difference between a need and a want item and what to pack in an emergency kit

Each student is then given a pillowcase to decorate and take home to start their own emergency kit.

The Get Redy Project

The Get Redy Program is a disaster resilience education program designed for high school students in years 7–10. The focus is to teach teenagers how to prepare both psychologically and practically, through an hour-long session.  When communities are prepared for emergencies, they are more likely to recovery quickly. Therefore, it is important to include every member of the community to be part of emergency preparation. Not including teenagers in preparedness is a failure to take advantage of their unique perspectives.

The program outlines:

  • specific strategies that students can use to manage their reactions to the stressful event
  • where they can find up-to-date information as an event unfolds
  • the steps needed to build an emergency plan. 

The opportunity

This role would suit those wishing to educate children and/or youth using Red Cross content and resources in a classroom setting.  Time commitment will vary as delivery depends on school bookings; however, it is expected that you will deliver at least one session per month during school terms.  Red Cross will ensure you receive adequate training, support, and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.

The impact

Save lives, build resilient communities and support people in disasters.  Educate children and families on the importance of being prepared for an emergency and gain valuable experience working in schools.

Please note:  This role will require you to provide 2 professional  reference checks when submitting your application.

Please upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

2 reference checks

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

On-going position; At least one session per month during school term; Business hours - Monday to Friday, during school hours – 9.00am-3.00pm

Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Safety & Emergency Services

Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided