30 Jun 2023
RedR Australia is calling out for volunteers

Would you like to have fun, learn about the humanitarian sector, and help train professionals who are responding to disasters?  

RedR Australia is calling out for volunteers to support our training courses at the Victorian Emergency Management Institute (VEMI) in Mount Macedon.  

Established more than 20 years ago, our world-class courses have helped thousands of humanitarians to grow—both professionally and personally.  

Participants love our courses thanks to their simulation training, which puts participants in realistic emergency situations that better prepare them for a real-life response. 

Ready, set, act! 

RedR Australia is calling out for volunteers who would like to be part of our simulation exercises by roleplaying characters such as refugees, government officials and journalists. These volunteers are essential to creating a realistic scenario for participants.  

Volunteers don’t need to be trained actors—just enthusiastic people who care about humanitarian work and are keen to roleplay. 

Why volunteer with RedR Australia? 

When you volunteer on our courses, you’ll not only get a fun experience, you’ll also help to empower humanitarian professionals working in crises around the world. Some benefits include: 

  • Learn about the humanitarian sector 
  • Help train humanitarians who are responding to disasters and crises in Australia and around the world 
  • Have a great experience working with humanitarian professionals 
  • Make new connections with your community 
  • Have fun roleplaying different characters 
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided, with the option to stay for dinner. 

Volunteer opportunities usually run for one full day on the weekend and are held at the Victorian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon. All ages and genders are welcome to volunteer. 

“I feel valued and very proud” 

David is a mechanical engineer and a regular volunteer at RedR Australia training courses.  

“I thoroughly enjoy the whole experience of volunteering with RedR Australia,” said David. “Every few months, I have the opportunity to connect with and learn from professional staff who share a common, single belief—the value of human life.  

“I would have no hesitation in encouraging anyone to volunteer with RedR – I feel valued and am very proud to play a part in the professional development of the next group of humanitarian aid workers.  

“To volunteer with this group of passionate and experienced personnel in the field of humanitarian work is indeed a privilege.” 

An opportunity to grow and learn 

Carol is an Associate Trainer on RedR Australia courses and she says the volunteering experience is valuable in many ways.  

“Not only are you volunteering to support future humanitarians going into the field, but you're also doing some personal development and learning about humanitarianism,” said Carol.  

“You're roleplaying and developing your acting skills, meeting a great bunch of people and doing something worthwhile for your community.” 

If you’re interested in volunteering on our courses at VEMI, please contact us at [email protected] to learn more and register.