The New Zealand Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience, whether they're helping people in New Zealand communities or providing urgent relief in an international disaster. The Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST) deliver essential services during and immediately following a disaster. In Queenstown Lakes District this team is made up of highly committed, multi-skilled emergency service volunteers with a variety of professional backgrounds.
This role would suit individuals who are:
You will train in a variety of skills and participate in many development opportunities including:
Response tasks may include:
The role is a great opportunity to develop your own skills and also give back to the community in a time of high need.
Please note - you need to be available to deploy for periods of up to five days (excluding travel days) when responding to emergency events. Many volunteers have full-time or part-time jobs and work out an arrangement to support their volunteer work and remain flexible when emergencies occur. Often employers see value in the training the team members receive and proudly support their staff involved in DWST.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.