During emergency situations individual States or Territories may coordinate a call for emergency volunteers to help with particular needs in their jurisdiction.
- During the 2019/20 Summer Bushfires, Queensland and the ACT called for volunteers to assist in bushfire recovery
- During the COVID-19 pandemic all States and Territories in Australia have called for volunteers to assist people in their local community
Each State and Territory volunteering peak body has an emergency volunteering site focused on recruiting and matching volunteers as appropriate for the emergency at the time. Volunteers register their interest in volunteering via these websites and organisations seeking volunteers liaise with the relevant peak body to access these volunteers.
When you register as an emergency volunteer, you are letting us know you’re ready, willing and able to help people in your local community who may need support at this time. If you are called on to volunteer, you will work with organisations that are part of the formal response.
If you are a volunteer involving organisation looking for emergency volunteers, please contact the relevant State or Territory volunteering peak body to coordinate this.
Emergency Volunteering Websites