Volunteering in an emergency

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Volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic response

Thanks for your interest in volunteering during this difficult time. This page will be updated as new opportunities are available.

Australian Red Cross 

The Australian Red Cross is currently registering volunteers (individuals and groups) to contribute during the pandemic response, and bushfire recovery.

Register here: www.redcross.org.au/volunteer

Volunteering Victoria’s HelpOUT service

Volunteering Victoria’s HelpOUT service is about spontaneous emergency volunteers and is a service that operates year-round. Victorians can register their interest in helping communities impacted by an emergency. HelpOUT then matches people with volunteering opportunities that support community needs by partnering with the organisations working on the ground in affected communities.

To register as a volunteer with HelpOUT

Register online or phone 03 8327 8560. You will be able to detail your availability and skill set.

Once registered, you will be contacted by Volunteering Victoria’s HelpOUT team and offered volunteering opportunities as they become available

Council's role in an emergency

During and after an emergency, Council is responsible for the coordination of relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts.

If Council requires volunteers during this period information will be posted on this website.