It’s been a challenging few months for Victorians. Our thoughts are with the people and communities who have been impacted by recent events, including the snap lockdown and major flooding across parts of the state.
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that there is no shortage of good-will during times of crisis and emergency. weVolunteer harnesses that energy by providing a coordinated, safe and accessible platform for managing community responses to disaster. By registering your location, availability and skills in advance, weVolunteer can help connect you with convenient and appropriate opportunities to support your local community through its recovery.
Although it’s understandable to want to get involved right away, it’s important to be patient. Often the needs of affected communities may not be known right away or may change over time. While offers of assistance tend to surge during the initial onset of a crisis, the long-term nature of disaster recovery means help is actually most needed in the weeks, months or even years that follow.
So what can you do now?
Be patient and be prepared. By registering with weVolunteer, you are putting yourself in the best position to help. Create your Volunteer Passport and upload your details, including any skills and qualifications, so you’re ready to go when you are most needed. We are currently in the process of assessing the needs of community organisations in affected areas, and are grateful to have a dedicated pool of volunteers to call upon when opportunities arise.