As fires continue to burn across the state, Volunteering Tasmania (VT) has launched a new volunteer management service for local communities.
Emergency Volunteering CREW (Community Response to Extreme Weather) recognises the community goodwill that follows a disaster, and provides a coordinated system to match volunteers’ skills, availability and location with the needs of organisations supporting recovery efforts.
“Volunteers are vital during and in the aftermath of emergencies” said VT CEO Adrienne Picone.
“During disasters, only trained volunteers and emergency service workers will be able to assist in the disaster zone. However, when it’s safe, the situation is assessed and additional volunteers may be required to support recovery efforts.”
For more information, please read the full Media Release here.
To register, please visit http://emergencyvolunteering.force.com/Register