Australia has experienced an overwhelming number of disasters this year. Through these times of crisis, emergency services and charities step up and form an essential role in working together to support our communities and assist in recovery.
Essential food relief, accommodation, and counselling are among the necessities that these organisations and charities provide for those who have been affected by these disasters.
Most recently, volunteers have assisted communities affected by flooding in NSW – yet another practical example of the essential role volunteers play in crisis and emergency.
Volunteering brings people together to provide support and increase the capacity to help those in need. Together, volunteers support crisis resilience by contributing to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
Available data indicates that Australia’s crisis resilience is supported by well over one million volunteers. Our nation’s volunteers are the country’s backbone during crisis and emergency, supporting organisations and charities to help in the long process of rebuilding our communities back together.
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help communities impacted by the devastation of the recent floods. Your selflessness in restoring hope is to be commended.