A new report reveals volunteers are essential to Australia’s crisis resilience. The Volunteering Australia research examines the volume and breadth of volunteers playing crucial roles in communities during natural disasters and COVID-19 outbreaks. This resilient and skilled workforce includes over 200,000 volunteers in fire services organisations and around 25,000 volunteers in State and Territory Emergency Service .

A further 200,000 volunteers are engaged in over 1,000 registered emergency and relief charities.  Over 20,000 volunteers keep your Community Radio stations functioning.

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Image: Image:Courtesy R Chambers

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Mark Pearce, CEO Volunteering Australia

First aired on The Wire, Friday 24 May 2024