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Roll up your sleeves when an emergency happens – apply to be an Emergency Services volunteer.
In times of crisis and disaster here in Australia, have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there was some way I could help?”

There is.

You can train to become a Queensland Emergency Services volunteer with Australian Red Cross and be one of the helpers when disaster strikes.

You’ll gain new skills, learn new things about yourself and become part of a community of like-minded people.

What do emergency services volunteers do?

Emergency Services volunteers support people and their communities to cope with the psychosocial impacts of disasters.

You could be deployed to assist in a flood, fire, or other large-scale emergency in Queensland, and you’ll support people in a range of ways.

This might look like:

  • setting up and providing support in evacuation centres
  • undertaking needs assessments to understand what kinds of support people need
  • providing psychosocial support.

How we train emergency services volunteers

Our volunteers receive training in disaster recovery, emergency services self-care, emergency preparedness and responding to disasters.

Your training will include a psychological first aid qualification.

You will also have access to resources: an online learning platform to build skills, coaching, leadership, self-care, language, and much more.

To be a Queensland Emergency Services volunteer you need to have strong communication skills and be able to commit to your team for at least 12 months.

So go on ...

Meet new people, gain new skills and be there for your community by joining our team of Queensland Emergency Services volunteers.

Meet Jess and Maurice, two of our Emergency Services Volunteers in Queensland

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with Red Cross please send us a message and one of our recruitment team members will be in touch.

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