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Community-driven emergency management volunteers

CD Volunteers promoting preparedness at the Island Bay Festival

You can play a vital role in your community’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from an emergency. 

What is a community-driven emergency management volunteer?

A Community-Driven Emergency Management Volunteer is someone who works with their community to promote preparedness and increase the resilience of the Wellington region.  

What volunteers do

Volunteers help residents get prepared for an emergency by promoting preparedness within their own networks and at local events, such as festivals and community fairs.  This is one of the most valuable actions you can take in your community.  

Your involvement in the emergency management sector will become a discussion point between you, your family and friends - another opportunity to talk about how to prepare.  

Volunteers play a vital role supporting the community through Community Emergency Hubs. Volunteers participate in exercises and events throughout the year to maintain their skills and relationships with each other, WREMO staff and the wider Civil Defence community.

How do I become a volunteer?

The first step is to attend WREMO's course on preparing to help your community 

At the completion of the course if you then wish to become a community-driven emergency management volunteer then you will need to pass a police check and meet with us.

WREMO database

Exisiting volunteers can log in to the WREMO database for information on upcoming training, exercises and community events.