Become a RedR Australia Volunteer on our Training Courses
Thank you for your interest in becoming a RedR Australia volunteer.
Would you enjoy meeting new, like-minded people, acting in simulated exercise scenarios in rural Dookie, near Shepparton Victoria?
Have you participated in RedR courses and are interested to know what it's like on the other side of the operational simulations?
Could you assist us in transforming Dookie Training College into a humanitarian response training centre of excellence filled with learning opportunities for course participants?
The experience you receive while volunteering on RedR Australia courses is a rewarding one, as you support and challenge other individuals looking to contribute to the field of humanitarian response. Additionally, the time spent on RedR training courses offers you the opportunity to network with the many professionals who enroll in our courses along with RedR trainers and fellow volunteers.
If you fit the above, we welcome your enquiry. Please contact us
(Increasingly we are running PSSC courses for Australian Universities with our partner GCore in other states across Australia. Therefore if you reside in another state and are available to volunteer please also apply to become a RedR volunteer.)
Please visit our 'Training Calendar' page for upcoming course dates and we look forward to your application.
RedR Australia is always looking for new enthusiastic volunteers as we require a number of volunteers to help us on our Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (EHP) and Personal Safety, Security and Communications (PSSC) courses.
Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer on our courses however if you are intending to undertake the PSSC as a participant and haven’t already done so we ask that you do not volunteer on the PSSC.
RedR provides a safe and secure training environment, therefore we require all volunteers to sign our policies and procedures. RedR is committed to providing a free and fair workplace for all staff and volunteers. Volunteers must also undertake a police check through RedR, at our cost.
Volunteers receive accommodation and food at Dookie for the duration of their stay, as well an honorarium payment as a token of our appreciation for your assistance. You will need to arrange your own transport to and from Dookie, but we are more than happy to help you find a lift where possible. Please let the training team know of your mode of transport and whether you are able to offer other volunteers a lift.
Volunteers are required over the weekends of courses only, not the entire course.
For the EHP: Arrive at Dookie by 6pm for dinner on the Saturday of the course, followed by a volunteer briefing at 7pm. Volunteers are required for role playing from 8am - 2pm on the Sunday. The day will finish up with a BBQ dinner and volunteers are encouraged to stay overnight.
For the PSSC: Arrive at Dookie by 6pm for dinner on the Friday of the course, followed by a volunteer briefing at 7pm. Volunteers are required for role playing from 5am - 6pm on the Saturday. The day will finish up with a BBQ dinner and volunteers are encouraged to stay overnight.
Further course logistics are provided once expressions of interest are received.