Volunteering can provide crucial support to people in the community who are impacted by an emergency.
If you are interested in emergency support volunteering, including during COVID-19 you can go to Emergency Support Volunteering.
The summer season in Victoria signals the time of year when bushfires are more likely to occur and impact heavily on communities. At other times of the year violent storms and flooding may impact adversely on communities and on our ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
While only trained volunteer members of an emergency services organisation are called on to respond to an immediate emergency situation, you can still help the people most greatly affected to recover and rebuild their lives – by volunteering to lend a hand in post emergency clean-up and recovery projects.
If you want to help out in a crisis, get involved with an emergency service or volunteer organisation early. That way you will have the experience, training and essential skills to help out in an emergency. Register your interest at Go To Volunteer Vic.
weVolunteer is a Community Recovery Volunteering initiative designed to support communities in times of need, bringing together volunteers, the organisations that involve volunteers in their work and, Volunteer Support Organisations that provide local solutions to volunteering and the communities that are enhanced through volunteer participation. weVolunteer is delivered by Volunteering Victoria, the peak body for the volunteering movement in Victoria and funded by the Victorian Government to help mobilise volunteers to assist with community recovery following the impact of COVID-19 and other emergencies
However you choose to be involved in supporting affected communities, know that your efforts are valued and your contribution will make a difference to another person’s life.
Keeping Informed: If you are concerned about a current emergency visit our Fire & Emergency page.