Australian Fires – How You Can Help
If you are in a fire-affected area please look after the safety of yourself and your family, friends, neighbours and local community first.
At this time the best action you can take is to stop, listen to and follow the directions of trusted sources including authorities. They will let you know how to stay safe and what the best course of action is.
Volunteering is a very good way to help in times of need, but it’s important for you to be mindful. We appreciate all offers of assistance, but need to balance this with ensuring we are not overwhelming organisations who are already working to respond and begin to set up recovery operations.
There is no formal request for additional volunteers for the bushfire emergency at this stage. The best thing you can do right now is register as an emergency volunteer so we have your details should there be an emerging need for additional capacity. Please be mindful that there is no guarantee we will contact you to volunteer, but having your details means we are prepared if the need arises. (If you are able to volunteer outside of the ACT, please make sure you tick the appropriate box when registering.)
If you’re interested in volunteering generally, you can search for roles on our website, where all of our 180 members advertise their volunteering roles.
Donations of Goods
If you know anyone who would benefit from receiving donated goods from GIVIT please direct them to register with GIVIT online.
For information on air quality in the ACT, please visit the ACT Health website.