Tuesday 10 October 2017
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers.
“Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to attend a local information session to find out what is involved” Mr Walsh said.
Volunteers are trained to provide support in the local area throughout Victoria and potentially Australia-wide in times of national emergencies.”
Mr Walsh said Red Cross volunteers are best known for helping people during a disaster – they might greet people at evacuation centres go door-to-door in communities following a flood or fire to check how people are coping or register people to help them find family and friends” he said.
“Emergency Services volunteers are also essential in helping communities prepare for emergencies and with recovery after a disaster has past helping run community projects and supporting people with their healing process.”
The information sessions will be held at Legacy House 20 Edward Street Shepparton on Saturday 28 October at 10am and Monday 30 October at 7.30pm.
Details on becoming an emergency services volunteer are also available at www.redcross.org.au/volunteering or by calling 1800 232 969.