Emergency shelter volunteers

The Department of Education is responsible for managing emergency shelters across the Top End.
With the wet season fast approaching, we are calling for volunteers (3.8 mb) for the 2016-17 season to work in emergency shelters if/when required.
Expressions of interest are now open to candidates who:

  • have leadership and personal resilience qualities, enjoy good health and fitness and have a strong sense of civic duty to assist others in an emergency situation;
  • are prepared to be on standby during the cyclone season;
  • have first aid qualifications, other volunteering experience, knowledge of emergency management, or human services training;
  • are prepared to leave home or accommodation for up to 48 hours (which may include taking partner/family to emergency shelter); and
  • have a working with children clearance (Ochre card) or be willing to obtain a clearance (clearance will be paid for by the Department of Education for those volunteers that do not have an Ochre card).

In return, you will receive free training and gain experience in managing people and facilities in different emergency situations. In addition, it is a great contribution to your community’s safety.

There are a number of shelters across the Top End which you can nominate to assist at.

Expressions of Interest (75.4 kb) are now open and are to be submitted to: Infrastructure.DET@nt.gov.au by Saturday 22 October 2016.

For more information, contact Planning and Infrastructure: Infrastructure.DET@nt.gov.au or refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (606.3 kb).

Last updated: 12 October 2017