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Looking for emergency members/volunteers

After the recent flood event in the Clarence Valley and surrounds, we have certainly realised the necessity to call for more members of our Lower Clarence Red Cross team.

At present we have only nine (9) active members, four (4) of whom live in Yamba and therefore can not attend the evacuation centres in Maclean when we are cut off, which is most times.

Others live in similar locations, Woombah, James Creek, etc.

Role purpose

Australian Red Cross Emergency Services volunteers help individuals, organisations and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.  

Within Red Cross emergency services there are also leadership opportunities, opportunities to train and educate others, join the team coordinating the emergency responses and provide specialist assistance (administrative, IT, etc). 

If you’re aged eighteen years or older and have a genuine desire to assist vulnerable and displaced people before, during and after an emergency event, this role may be for you.

As we are the emergency side of Red Cross, we man the Evacuation Centres, Recovery Centres and Outreach.

The Recovery Centre is operating from Maclean 50A River Street (next to the Council Chambers).

We have been operating since the floods at the end of February and therefore working on a short rotation of members.  

If you think you would like to see what we do or talk to one of our volunteers, please call in to the Maclean Recovery Centre. We will be there until the end of May from 9am to 4pm, Mon/Wed/Fri.  

OR …. Please feel free to call Bev Mansfield, Team Leader, 0499 588 137 or email [email protected]

Bev Mansfield