ID: 212891

Flood Recovery Support Team -Northern NSW

Disaster Relief Regular - less than 6 months Lismore NSW

About this opportunity

Resilient Lismore Inc, a non-profit organisation, is dedicated to aiding community members in rebuilding their lives following the 2022 disasters that ravaged the region. Originally established in 2017 as Lismore Helping Hands, the organisation transitioned to Resilient Lismore in February 2022. Since then, it has provided assistance to thousands of individuals residing in the northern rivers area. The primary focus of Resilient Lismore is to restore homes, enabling residents to either continue living there or return safely. Their efforts encompass a range of tasks such as home resheeting, debris removal, painting, gardening and the repair of essential areas like bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens. In collaboration with partner organisations, Resilient Lismore also undertakes larger-scale construction projects aimed at bolstering the region's infrastructure and ensuring residents can remain in their communities.


Additional requirements

Volunteers who work by themselves at residents homes require a criminal record check, working within a team a team leader will be present and this will not be necessary. If working with children a current certificate will be required.

Time Required

Inductions occur every Wednesday and volunteers are requested to attend one prior to going out with the team. Repair teams go out on a Thursday and Friday (8.30am-4pm)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Trades & Maintenance
Training

Team members have an opportunity to upskill at workshops which include, plastering, painting, know your tools and other workshops include first aid, wellbeing and accidental counselling training.

Reimbursement

We will provide all tools and equipment and certain reimbursements may occur if authorised by team leaders