Friday 16 August 2013, Volunteering ACT was announced as the winner of the Highly Commended award for the Not-for-Profit Sector for their project The Emergency Volunteering - Community Response to Extreme Weather Service (EV CREW), in the Resilient Australia Awards.
The Awards were presented at the ACT Legislative Assembly by Simon Corbell MLA, Minister for Police & Emergency Services.
The Resilient Australia Awards is an Australian Government initiative sponsored by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, in conjunction with States and Territories. They recognise innovative practices and achievements across the country that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
The Volunteering ACT EV CREW Service is based closely on Volunteering Queensland’s EV CREW and has been designed in collaboration between Volunteering Queensland and Volunteering ACT. The EV CREW service will act as a central agency to register offers of assistance from individuals and organisations to volunteer in disaster preparation, response and recovery activities.
Register to become an emergency volunteer today.