Red Cross Disaster Welfare Support Volunteer
Support your community before and during an emergency. Join your local Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST).
You could be deployed to assist in a flood, fire or other large-scale emergencies, and you’ll help with a range of activities that could include:
Setting up and providing support in evacuation centres
Undertaking needs assessments to understand what support people need
Providing psychosocial support
We have 20 teams around the country that are prepared to help in their communities or in neighbouring regions at short notice. Teams are listed by their regular training location.
Support your community during an emergency. Join your local Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST) and help people prepare for disasters and to get through when an emergency or disaster happens.
Apply now for January 2024 Intake!
You’ll receive training in comprehensive first aid, psychological first aid, welfare support, and other essential skills for the role. Our teams train regularly and sometimes take part in scenario-based exercises with other response teams.
We need you to be physically fit, a good communicator and able to commit to your team for at least 12 months – some of our volunteers have been with us for more than 20 years.
Meet new people, gain a range of new skills and be there for your community. Apply to be a disaster welfare support volunteer now.
Commitment to weekly in-person or on-line training on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm in Wiri in South Auckland.
You may also be called to attend additional weekend events and to volunteer support for disaster activations
The first step is to express your interest by applying directly to the organisation. You will then be able to find out more about the role and how to proceed.
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If you experience any problems you can use our application form