Responding to Storms
VICSES volunteers need to be able to safely approach an emergency situation and use a range of equipment and rescue techniques.
Volunteer Crew Member
A Crew Member is the first role our volunteers undertake following their induction. Participating in emergency response operations resulting from storms and other severe weather events is done through a combination of training and on the job experience, working in a team of people.
Contribute before, during and after an emergency.
Support safe work practices and safety at an emergency.
Skills, fitness and requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this role, without any medical conditions that may prevent physical activity. This includes the ability to climb a ladder, work in extreme weather conditions and lift sandbags.
Units requiring this role
All units require this role.
What you will love about this role
Being part of a team that works together to complete a task.
Being one of the first on scene during a severe weather event.
The rewarding feeling of assisting your community in their time of need.
Helping your community to prepare for a severe weather event and reduce the consequences.
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Explore the wide range of opportunities available to you in developing new skills, forming new friendships, accepting high levels of responsibility and enjoying the team spirit of VICSES.