Civil Defence Welfare Volunteer

A variety of skills are needed when a Civll Defence Emergency is declared. There are a variety of roles at a Centre.

Are you a community minded person, who has empathy, is a team player and wants to help your fellow humans?

Around the country teams of Civil Defence volunteers are trained to respond to a variety of Civil Defence emergencies such as floods, fire, earthquakes, eruptions, tsunamis, weather events working in Civil Defence Welfare Centres.

Ashburton District Civil Defence are looking for more volunteers.

Volunteers receive extensive training and once trained continue to receive training and support.


To be a volunteer with Civil Defence you need to be community minded, be ready and willing to assist in an emergency. Civil Defence volunteers need to be team players, who have good communications skills, can work well under pressure, are able to remain calm and focused while working in a pressured and stressful environment. You will need to be empathic and flexible. Civil Defence volunteers can be deployed locally as well as around New Zealand, therefore volunteers need to be prepared to be away from family and friends, work, and other commitments. A good understanding of written and verbal English is needed to ensure clear communication at all times.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

A extensive training programme is followed with some sessions a full Saturday and others a 2hr evening session. The actuall time spent at an emergency is dependent on the emergency and what is needed

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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