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Emergency Services Volunteer - Pillowcase Program Presenter - Southern Tasmania

Australian Red Cross
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Help to save lives, build resilient communities, and support people in disasters.

  • On-going position  
  • Monday to Friday, during school hours – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (as required, dependent on school bookings)
  • Hobart and surrounding areas 
  • Join the World’s largest humanitarian network 

The program

Pillowcase Project is a disaster resilience education program designed to help children prepare psychologically and practically for an emergency. Aimed at students in Grades 3 & 4, the one hour workshop involves engaging discussions and interactive activities to help students;

  • Understand and discuss the importance of being prepared for an emergency
  • Prepare their minds for the thoughts and feelings that may arise before, during or after an emergency
  • Know the difference between a need and a want item and what to pack in an emergency kit

Each student is then given a pillowcase to decorate and take home to start their own emergency kit.

The opportunity

This role would suit those wishing to educate children using Red Cross content and resources in a classroom setting.  Time commitment will vary as delivery depends on school bookings, however, it is expected that you will deliver at least one session per month during school terms. Red Cross will ensure you receive adequate training, support and access to other opportunities within the world's largest humanitarian network.

The impact

Save lives, build resilient communities, and support people in disasters.  Educate children and families on the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation and gain valuable experience working in schools.

Further Information 

Application requirements:

To submit this application you will be required to provide details for two professional references. 

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.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.