Recovery Team Volunteers

Fire and Emergency Hawke’s Bay are developing a support programme for those recovering from Fire and other related incidents they respond to. Often families and individuals are left with no support of families and friends and no-where to go due to financial losses and the emotional trauma they have to deal with at the time. Responding with an empathetic approach, a listening ear and offering practical advice, is required to support these people at a time of crisis which is offered 24/7 to help them begin their journey to recovery. In return we offer support and a safe caring environment to work in, supervision, and ongoing training. By working alongside our team of Fire Fighters when our community is affected by crises, will allow you to make a difference in the lives of others. If you are interested in volunteering for the Fire and Emergency Services sector, able to offer practical advice and show compassion and empathy, listen well are non- judgmental, and are confident working with people who experience trauma, we would love to hear from you. You must have your own phone and vehicle as crisis call outs require an immediate response. A long term commitment of at least 1 year is required due to the ongoing training provided. This role would suit anyone over 18 with life skills and time available, is reliable, honest and trustworthy. For anyone interested in working in the social services this can add value to your chosen careers. As this is a new initiative, interest for this position at this stage as a Recovery Response Volunteer is being sought. Further information is available.


Empathetic approach to people dealing with loss, grief and trauma, able to offer practical help to referral agencies, training is provided.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

A 12 month minimum commitment required due to ongoing training.

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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