From May 18th – 24th we celebrate National Volunteer Week. It’s an opportunity for us to say thank you to the thousands of people who volunteer for Red Cross, putting their time, energy and heart into the vital work they do. Red Cross is powered by volunteers, and it’s only with their support that we’re able to be there for those in our community who need help when times are tough.
This year has been particularly challenging. The Black Summer bushfires devastated communities all across the country. Red Cross volunteers were there every step of the way, helping to reconnect people with their loved ones, providing comfort and essential supplies in evacuation centres, and staying in communities long-term to aid the recovery effort. Many of those volunteers are now working on our COVID-19 response, making wellbeing phone calls to people who are socially isolated, delivering care packages and providing essential services to vulnerable communities.
This year more than ever we say thank you – and we encourage everyone to reach out and say thank you as well.
Meet some of our amazing volunteers