What it's like to Volunteer with Us

Deploying with Disaster Relief Australia rewards in ways you can’t expect. Help those on their worst days and meet others like you. Meet some of our tribe as they help flood-affected Coraki.

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Join DRA as member

If you have an interest in joining Disaster Relief Australia as a member, you can apply for membership. Membership is free and has many benefits such as training and career opportunities.

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Military veterans, emergency responders and motivated civilians can join and deploy with Disaster Relief Australia on domestic and international disaster operations. If you’re committed to serving those in need, there’s a spot for you on the team.

Member Benefits

Operational Deployments
Deploy on disaster relief operations both in Australia and around the world in the wake of natural disasters. If you have trained for a war zone, you will excel in a disaster zone. You will see for yourself the difference we make to communities and to each other.

Service Projects
DRA members often propose short term projects to address a community need. These projects range from helping war widows to assisting entire communities. See a problem – see a solution.

DRA provides a broad range of general and specialist training. From UAV and imagery analysis to Incident Command Systems and Volunteer Management. Our training opportunities are near constant and ever evolving to keep us at the cutting edge.

Professional Development
DRA genuinely recognises the existing skills and experience of military veterans and first responders. You will never be asked to jump though unnecessary hoops to deploy. But we also offer pathways for professional development. Whether you are an experienced leader or a specialist in your field, DRA will both challenge you and help you grow.

Employment Opportunities
Whilst DRA is a volunteer based organisation, opportunities for part and full-time employment are often available. If you are looking to start or progress your career in the disaster relief field, volunteering in DRA is the place to start.

Do you think you have what it takes to help communities devastated by disaster?

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