Volunteering Australia is proud to support the launch of the Australian Resilience Corps as a way for Australia’s many aspiring volunteers to help communities improve their resilience before natural disasters strike.
The Australian Resilience Corps has been developed by Minderoo Foundation and founding partner NRMA Insurance to connect volunteers with existing community-led volunteer organisations to support work that helps communities at risk of natural disasters shift their focus from recovery to resilience.
Two years on from the devastating Black Summer bushfires, less than a year since the Perth Hills fires and following the floods in South-East Queensland and NSW, the aim is to encourage Australians to rally together and join what will become the largest network of volunteers to prepare and protect communities from fire and floods.
Minderoo Foundation has partnered with the country’s leading volunteer organisations and companies to launch the Australian Resilience Corps including through the preparation of training material and support of preparedness activities. Volunteer partners include Volunteering Australia, Disaster Relief Australia, Red Cross, Rural Aid, Lifeline Australia, Lions, Rotary WA, BlazeAid, and the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR).
Learn more at the Australian Resilience Corps website: www.resiliencecorps.org.au