- Ongoing commitment
- During Activation in SA
- 5-10 hour shifts, maximum of 4 consecutive days with a 48 hour break
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.
Red Cross Emergency Services assist individuals, households and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies in South Australia and across Australia. During and after an emergency, volunteers provide Psychological First Aid to people affected by a disaster, either in a recovery & relief centre or via outreach. If sent on interstate activation, responsibilities and tasks may need to be adjusted to requirements and scope of Red Cross operating in another State or Territory. A driver’s license is desirable.
Please note we cannot guarantee that if selected you will be able to deploy to disaster areas immediately. This depends on Red Cross needs and on completion of mandatory training and checks.
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.
Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.
Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.