Volunteer teams providing critical assistance in national, state and local emergencies
Become an Anglicare Disaster Recovery volunteer to make a difference in times of need
Disaster Recovery volunteers provide an effective and coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters such as bushfires, floods, storms, major accidents and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is Disaster Recovery?
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.
What Do DR Volunteers Do?
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 TRAINING
How to Become a DR Volunteer
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).
BECOME A DR VOLUNTEER
Anglicare’s Disaster Recovery team are hosted an ONLINE New Recruit Training Workshop on Saturday 15 October. Participants are required to complete two pre-learning units beforehand, (likely to take no more than 2.5 hours in total); also to hold a current working with vulnerable people card (ACT) or working with children check (NSW) and have applied for a police check through Makesure.
Saturday 15 October 2022
To register, email email@example.com by 5 October 2022.