Help your community in times of need
Latest News · 21st March 2024

Help your community in times of need

Disasters often bring out the best in our communities as people rally to support each other in times of need.

Samaritans Disaster Recovery team works with government and non-government organisations to provide an effective and coordinated response in emergencies, such as bushfires, floods, and storms.

Working in close partnership with local Anglican parishes, Samaritans volunteers offer emotional and ministry support and material aid to affected people who arrive at designated evacuation centres.

The Disaster Recovery team has services located in the Central Coast, Hunter, and Mid North Coast regions.

It is currently looking for team leaders who can help to promote interest and build a support network of local volunteers.

These volunteers will be able to respond to disaster recovery efforts at the evacuation centres.

Samaritans also aims to re-establish disaster recovery teams in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Singleton, and Mid Coast areas.

All volunteers receive support from Samaritans Regional Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Jo Eddie.

A friendly volunteer business partner will also help new recruits to navigate the onboarding process.

If you are interested in supporting your community in this way, please visit our volunteer page.