ID: 176665

Emergency Services Volunteer - Cairns and surrounding areas

Emergency Response Regular - more than 6 months Queensland QLD

About this opportunity

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us to prepare and support Queensland communities before, during and after a natural disaster.

  • Ongoing Position
  • Varied Hours/Days for activation across Queensland
  • If activated, volunteers are required for minimum of up to 6 days in the field, once per year
  • This role  requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC). 

The program

Red Cross has been responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian assistance in Australia since 1914. We are committed to strengthening and extending our emergency aid services to assist all Australians prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

The opportunity

The role suits a volunteer who is 18 years of age or older of an acceptable level of physical and emotional fitness as conditions of work are often challenging

Emergency Services Volunteers help people affected by disaster by:

  • Providing quality, practical and innovative information to help people make informed choices about preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies;
  • Providing psycho-social support to people affected by emergencies;
  • Registering people so that they can be found by family and friends in an emergency;
  • Working in an Emergency Operations Centre or Field Operations team;
  • Performing office-based activities to ensure that Red Cross is prepared and equipped to assist people prepare for, respond to or recover from emergency events

The impact

As an Emergency Services volunteer, you’ll help people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Further Information

Our COVID-19 safe practices:

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the ‘Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19’ section here prior to applying.

Application requirements:

To submit this an application you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV 

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

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

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

Varied Hours/Days for Activation across Queensland If activated, volunteers are required for minimum of up to 6 days in the field, once per year

Type of work
  • Safety & Emergency Services
Training

Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided.