Disaster Recovery is an effective and coordinated response by trained and accredited volunteers to natural and man-made disasters such as floods, fires, storms and major accidents. Anglicare is a Community Partner under the NSW State Emergency Management Plan and the ACT Community Recovery Sub-Plan and may be activated by the State or Territory Government to support in times of an emergency.
Disaster Recovery volunteers support disaster-affected persons in Evacuation and Recovery Centres and through outreach doorknocking to affected communities. Assistance in Evacuation Centres may include the provision of basic care and comfort, practical support and information sharing, referrals to other services and distribution of essential clothing and toiletry items if required. Anglicare Disaster Recovery volunteers may also be called to assist our community partners in their provision of support services.
Disaster Recovery volunteers are required to complete a one-day training and participate in periodic team meetings and regional exercises. Training is required to ensure volunteers have the necessary skills and knowledge in preparation for any emergency situation. Disaster Recovery volunteer accreditation lasts for three years and training days are held regularly. Volunteers are required to hold a current National Police Clearance and a Working With Vulnerable People registration (ACT) or Working With Children Check (NSW).
To find out about our next training day or to organise training for your parish, school or community group, call (02) 6245 7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Leader Forum & Train the Trainer Workshop
Anglicare is giving Disaster Recovery volunteers the opportunity to come together to share their ideas and connect with other DR volunteers. Join us at our 3rd Biennial Team Leader Forum and Train the Trainer Workshop in Canberra.
To register, please click the ‘register now’ button below or use the registration form at the end of the flyer below. You can email your completed form to Disaster.Recovery@anglicare.com.au or mail to GPO Box 360, Canberra ACT 2601.
When: Friday June 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
TEAM LEADER FORUM
When: Saturday June 24, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm