Spontaneous volunteering

Lismore during Hurricane Debbie flooding, March 2017

Want to help people in your community during times of emergency or disaster?

Spontaneous volunteers are people who seek or are invited to contribute their assistance during and/or after a disaster, and who are not affiliated with recognised volunteer agencies, and may or may not have relevant training, skills or experience.

During and after the March 2017 flooding in Lismore, Northern Rivers Community Gateway and other organisations worked together to facilitate spontaneous volunteering. The community has shown an amazing strength and resilience and we are working with our partners right now to develop and coordinate a flood response and recovery plan to be even more ready to be mobilised should and event of such magnitude take place again.

How to become a spontaneous volunteer.

If you are interested to join our growing team of passionate, local spontaneous volunteers, register your interest in volunteering by filling out the online form below. If you can’t complete this form, give us a call on 02 6621 7397 or email volint@nrcg.org.au.