Join us as a support volunteer

By becoming a volunteer First Responder Project Manager or Fundraiser in your locality or company you can determine where the project will be allocated, we will assist you in raising funds in any of our projects and will assist you with templates, tools and fundraising expertise. Whether it is for this project or any other First Responder Community (FRC) initiative you can use your existing skills and expertise or learn new ones from our experts.  Contact us:

The First Responder Community has a commitment to transparency and responsible project management of all of its projects

Who needs our help

Communities all round the country are in need of additional or replacement equipment for saving lives or to provide quality of life to injured first responders. Historically governments have finite funds allocated to the provision of emergency equipment, subsequently many communities only have the minimum of equipment and struggle to provide an adequate response capability.  The First Responder Community was established to assist all communities to grow their response capability and provide medical equipment to support the injured.

The Challenge

We have an ongoing challenge to anyone who wishes to support the First Responder Community cause and work with us as a volunteer project manager on any of our projects whether they of a general nature or specific to your locality or interest.

The Benefits to you

Whether you are a student (over 18) about to finish college/university of an employee of an existing business this can be a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and horizons in the area of management using sophisticated project management principles and processed to achieve stated outcomes.  Being a volunteer project manager for the First Responder Community you can take advantage of vast array benefits including:

  • Developing collaboration skills with stakeholders and donors,
  • Learning new techniques in management a project from start to finish,
  • How to establish projects and manage teams,
  • Mastering various types of communication principles including all kinds of media, and
  • Creating lifelong networks of genuinely nice people.

How to get started

It’s simple to get started and all you have to do is nominate your interest by a sending an email to: [email protected] providing us with your contact details and the type/s of projects you would like to get started with.

How to choose a project

The First Responder Community has a range of existing and planned projects in two areas.

  1. The first area deals with projects that relate to Active responders and those projects are then categorised according to the type of service (military, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and rescuers), the equipment that they need and a locality of need.

Examples include various types of:

* Fire engines * Ambulances * Tractors * Clearing equipment * vehicle extraction equipment

*Protective clothing * Hazmat equipment * fire fighting implements * sensors *mobile hospitals

* Catering trucks * Mobile Command and Control vehicles * water tankers * Defribulators *

* Forensic equipment * Helicopters * Emergency planes * etc

  1. The second area concentrates on those projects that support the injured and infirmed First Responders that have courageously fought on the frontline but have suffered from some of horrific and dangerous situations they subjected to.

Examples include various types of:

* Mobility Scooters * wheelchairs * walkers * crutches and walking sticks * Clinic chairs

*Handicap transport vehicles * Transport beds * Aged care equipment * recreational equipment

*Rehabilitation equipment * etc

These are just a few ideas to get you get started on you fundraising journey, you may have other ideas to raise money or get donations of equipment and we will to help you with your project.

Fundraising Idea

Description

Arts or crafts stall Let your imagination go wild—try making or get locals to donate greeting cards, painting, crafts, scarves or jewellery to sell
Auction Get goods donated and hold an auction
Band night Get a local bands to play and charge people an entry fee
Bingo night An oldie but a goodie
Books/CD/DVD sale Collect old books/CDs/DVDs from everyone you know and sell them
Car wash Get your friends together and have a fun day washing cars
Casino night Card or games night
Casual day Ask people at your work or school to pay to dress casual for a day
Caption competition Choose a funny photo and get people to pay an entry fee submit a caption
Coin trail Get a school or club to see what distance they can cover with $1 coins
Collection boxes Create for the workplace, receptions or workshops, check regularly
Competitions Be creative with fun competitions in the home, office or workshop e.g. who can throw a gold coin closest to the prize
Crafts If you have a talent, make something and sell it to others e.g. hand bags, necklaces, etc
Dinner party Ask your friends/family to come around for dinner and charge $20 p/head
Dollar for dollar Ask your boss to match what you raise
Exhibitions Display your art, crafts and interests and charge an admission fee
Fancy dress Get everyone to dress up in fancy dress, award prizes and collect donations
Fun run Join in a fun run and ask your friends to sponsor you
Games afternoon Get your friends together for an afternoon of board games, egg and spoon races, or wheelbarrow races… use your imagination
Garage/Street sales Use your garage, shed or car boot to display your wares
Guessing game Get some prizes donated and guess the weight of a new born baby, ‘How many grapes in a jar?’
Head shave Get sponsored to shave or colour your hair
Hire services Hire out what you do best: mow lawns, handy man, massage or even accounts
In lieu In place of a gift for any special occasion ask friends and family to donate
Jigsaw marathon Get some willing people around and ask them to donate a small amount to be part of the jigsaw marathon. Each person has a jigsaw and is timed to see how long it takes to complete. After the first has been completed, it is a race to the finish. The winner is the quickest to complete all of the jigsaws
Juice stand Make some fresh, natural juices and sell for a gold coin donation at work
Karaoke night Hold a night where people can sing along to all their favourite songs
Lawn mowing Use your lawn mowing skills and let your friends and family know. Charge a fee for your services and make sure you explain where the money raised will be donated to inspire people to support you
Luncheon Invite everyone in your workplace, school or friends and family to a grand lunch. Make healthy sandwiches and nibbles
Melbourne Cup or Race day Hold a lunch, charge per head and give prizes for best hat or best dressed
Movie night Ask for a donation and get friends together to watch a classic
Name the baby competition Who’s that baby, get old baby photos of your mates or—much better—your bosses or teachers. Stick them up around your school or office and get people to pay to guess who they are
Office collection Stick a pot on your desk with notices telling people what you’re raising money for and remind your colleagues that it’s for a good cause
Open garden Green thumbs can invite people to visit their garden and charge an admission fee, maybe sell some plants as well
Plant sale Requires forward planning—buy a packet of seeds, vegetables or pretty flowers and plant them. When theyíre looking impressive, set up a stall and sell the plants
Play DJ Throw a party and get people to pay for the priviledge of playing music from their iPod
Photo competition Get kids and adults to showcase their photography skills
Quest Get your friends together and ask people to prepare and perform a talent
Raffle Ask local businesses to donate prizes and run your own
Retail therapy Ask people to sacrifice three items from their weekly shop and donate the funds instead
Slave for a day Sell a high profile person, give them tasks for a day e.g. at the local cafe, answering telephones, coffee runs
Sports days Golf tournament, tennis round robin, bowls day, darts night, football, basketball,Ten Pin Bowls
Spelling bee Grab a dictionary and hold challenges in your office, club or home
Speed dating Play cupid while organising a matchmaking event
Swear jar Stick a swear jar in your office, club rooms or home for any ‘slips of the tongue’
Talent quest Get your friends together and ask people to prepare and perform a talent quest
Trivia night a great social gathering with facts and figures
Treasure hunt place prizes around your home or park and charge an admission to play
Trek Strap on your shoes and get walking with your friends
University Challenge Get together with your old uni friends—and have a challenge!
Waxing boys Get your sports team involved and get sponsored to wax your legs or chest
Wheel barrow races See Games afternoon
Xmas party Get out the mistletoe for a big Christmas party, or sell home
Yo Yo competition Get people to pay to enter; hand out small prizes for duration and tricks
Yoga marathon Get sponsored to do yoga for a day. Youíll be so bendy by the end of it that you can charge people to watch you tie yourself in knots. Bonus!

If you have a lot of time on your hand, looking to expand your job opportunities, wanting to meet new people or just want to make a huge difference in your life and the lives of others, then we would welcome your assistance in our aims and objectives.

The list below is a range of volunteers positions that we need in various communities and countries for our projects, please click on the toggle box to open a brief description of the positions. Once you have selected the best for you click on the join button and that will take you to our National Recruitment website where you can send us a little about you. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Web Administrators

Web Administrators maintain and secure our online presence with our members, suppliers, and guests. We need alert and talented administrators to keep the variety of websites free of scammers, hackers and unforeseen technical issues.

Description

  • Test and secure the websites,
  • Update programs and ensure hosting service memos are acted upon,
  • Report any website issues and risks to management,
  • Provide ideas of better processes, programs and service suppliers,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,

Personal Profile

  • Good at organizing event and clear speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Web Developers

Web Developers are the people who provide a better and more responsive website for our members, suppliers, and guests. We need creative and thoughtful volunteers to build our range of websites and add-ons .

Description

  • Build new WordPress pages, add content, photos, test links,
  • Update programs, recommend add-ons and design ideas,
  • Report any website issues and risks to management,
  • Provide ideas of better add-ons, programs and service suppliers,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,

Personal Profile

  • Good at design and development of WP platforms,
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Office administrators

We need office administrators in hundreds of communities to manage and co-ordinate all volunteers in their area that are providing, projects, photos, videos, information and record their receipt and forward those works to us for analysis and storage in the clearinghouse.

Description

  • Develop folios for each volunteer in the area and record the receipt to the data,
  • Liaise with Volunteers and provide them with FRC updates and requirements,
  • Maintain lists of donors, suppliers and products donated,
  • Recruit and train volunteer helpers for events,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,
  • Work with Emergency Response Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors to develop mutually beneficial events, of state-of-the-art emergency equipment,

Personal Profile

  • Good at organizing office management systems
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skillS
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Project Managers

Project Managers create and manage the development and execution of projects that provide emergency equipment of local communities the fill gaps in requirement or replace equipment that is obsolete or beyond maintenance.

Description

  • Find and develop worthy equipment needs for the community,
  • Develop fundraising opportunities using social media and personal networks,
  • Maintain relationships with donors, local First Responder groups,
  • Provide specifications, photos, details and bona fides of recipients,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,

Personal Profile

  • Good at organizing events and clear speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Event Co-ordinators

The creation and co-ordination of events are the lifeblood of Civil Defense organisations to bring people together and learn every aspect of the equipment used and the methods of fundraising.

Description

  • Develop, co-ordinate a range FRC related events in various locations,
  • Record events on the FRC website,
  • Attend trade shows, seminars, conferences, shopping malls and promote the FRC,
  • Provide ideas of new events, improvements, logistical support,
  • Recruit and train volunteer helpers for events,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,
  • Work with Emergency Response Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors to develop mutually beneficial events, of state-of-the-art emergency equipment,

Personal Profile

  • Good at organising event and clear speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

High level of confidentiality

Photographers

We are looking for the action type of Photographers that are prepared to be one of our photo journalists covering events and at the scene of emergencies reporting the facts in near time. All photos can be used in documentaries, news flashes, and other media requirements.

Description

  • Attend FRC related events, emergency response scenes and record, interview and report,
  • Archive and document photographs and store them on the FRC cloud,
  • Provide creative, intelligent and innovative photos for reproduction,
  • Follow safety policies and procedures,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,
  • Work with Emergency Response Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors to develop photographic material of events, state-of-the-art equipment, tests and trials.

Personal Profile

  • Good on camera and clear speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Journalists

The type of journalists that we would like to work with us are people who can write for a range of media including television, internet, magazines, news outlets and documentaries and historical features.

Description

  • Attend FRC related events, emergency response scenes and record, interview and report,
  • Archive and document interviews, press releases, product launches and test results whilst storing them on the FRC cloud,
  • Provide creative, intelligent and innovative stories for use by the FRC,
  • Follow safety policies and procedures,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations,
  • Work with Emergency Response Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors to develop stories of events, state-of-the-art equipment, tests and trials.

Personal Profile

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Videographers

We are looking for the action type of Videographers that are prepared to be one our video journalists covering events at the scene of emergencies reporting live and reporting the facts in near time. All footage and audio can be used in documentaries, news flashes, and other media requirements.

Description

  • Attend emergency response scenes and record, interview and report
  • Edit footage and sound for public broadcast
  • Creative, intelligent and innovative
  • Fearless and adventure seeking
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations
  • Work with Emergency Response Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors to develop videos of events, state-of-the-art equipment, tests and trials.

Personal Profile

  • Good on camera speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Video and Audio editing skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

E-commerce

We are developing an online shopping capability for the sale of Search and rescue equipment, medical equipment and products that promote benefits that support Civil Defense. We need volunteers to assist in maintaining, adding content and researching suitable produces

Description

  • Research suitable products for sale
  • Upload, product photos, descriptions and specifications
  • Negotiate resale from manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
  • Liaise with suppliers, a range of sales, promotions and returns
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good internet skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Some photo editing skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Marketing

We are developing an online shopping capability for the sale of Search and rescue equipment, medical equipment and products that promote benefits that support Civil Defense. We need volunteers to assist in maintaining, adding content and researching suitable produces

Description

  • Research suitable products for sale
  • Upload, product photos, descriptions and specifications
  • Negotiate resale from manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
  • Liaise with suppliers, a range of sales, promotions and returns
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good internet skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Some photo editing skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Researchers

Researchers have a variety of roles in locating and analyzing the worthiness of the information for the FRC requirements.

Description

  • Research suitable products for sale
  • Research and upload, product photos, descriptions and specifications
  • Research Grants, philanthropists, Funding opportunities
  • Provide FRC Volunteers with leads to products, stories, events, suppliers etc.,
  • Prepare information in searchable formats for the FRC Archives,
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good internet searching skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Designers

We need a range designers to assist us with the development of brochures, trade show booths, marketing banners, and online graphics.

Description

  • Graphic Design,
  • Design booths and demountable shopping mall displays,
  • Brochures, books, pamphlets, packaging, branding gifts,
  • Vehicle branding skins
  • Provide graphic designs to suppliers
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good graphic design skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Fundraisers

If you are prepared to assist in variety of fundraising exercises and help our Project Managers to growing networks of donors and promote any functions that may raise funds for emergency equipment in your locality.

Description

  • Assist on trade show booths, shopping mall displays,
  • Participate in expos, food stands, auctions, promotions,
  • Record names and contact details of Donors
  • Send thank you emails and letters to donors and philanthropists
  • Organise meetings and locations for fundraising events
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good liaison skills, willing to be useful
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Data administrators

We are looking for experienced Database/clearinghouse developers and administrators that host a range of indices relating to civil defense data. We need to be able collect, store, search and analyze the data effectively and efficiently to provide near time information.

Description

  • Database knowledge, coding skills and an understanding of simulations,
  • Storage of different data formats for search and download to clients and researchers
  • Negotiate resale from manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good database skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Some photo editing skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Ambassadors

If you are a government, industry or community leader and you would like to act as an Ambassador or Executive Patron for the FRC and promote the work of First Responders and Community Civil Defense needs we love to work with you.

Description

  • Attend events and functions as a quest and speaker,
  • Promote the FRC through you existing networks for fundraising purposes,
  • Arrange meetings with colleagues to sponsor projects and events
  • Be a spokesperson for various media events
  • Participate in Television and Online video shows,
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Willing to support First Responders
  • Advocate for National Security
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

3D Modelers

We need 3D modelers who can computerize parts and pieces of equipment for replication on 3D Printers. Many parts for emergency vehicles and equipment are in hard supply due to age, out of stock or production and we need parts to be built quickly effectively.

Description

  • Use the latest of 3D modelling software,
  • Create new designs for emerging equipment and technologies,
  • Provide 3D videos for training,
  • Build 3D models for 3D printers,
  • Provide archives of parts in a data clearinghouse
  • Liaise with members, management, and other stakeholders of First Responder units and organisations

Personal Profile

  • Good 3D modelling skills,
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality and commercial in confidence

Public Relations

Public Relations Executives will be responsible for increasing the First Responder Community’s (FRC) marketing communication across a variety of social media platforms, direct marketing to engage the audience in relevant projects and events and coordinate all public relations activities.

Responsibilities: 

  • To oversee and manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and other social media channels in accordance with the FRC standards.
  • Develop & execute strategies to promote the FRC across Social Media Networks
  • Design creative campaigns, media engagements and third parties as required and ensuring that all work is aligned with brand marketing plans and campaigns.
  • ​Monitor FRC reputation across social media and ensure that content and conversations match audience needs.
  • Content creation, assimilation & distribution on Social Media Networks in appropriate situations.
  • To advise and participate in the development and delivery of a social media strategy for FRC products & services.
  • Conceptualize and execute social media campaigns, contest etc…
  • To source content and supply the copy and images for the blog, based on content required for email, website and social media campaigns.
  • To create assets (images, gifs, and videos) that can be used across the social media channels in line with marketing priorities.