Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships: Round Four opening soon

Round Four of the Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships Program will open on 3 September 2018.

"This study has given me a strong foundation and the confidence [to say] look, this is what the research says, this is what practice says...that means you can influence people and get action and engagement much faster."

Willow, Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships recipient
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Surf Life Saving NSW volunteer Willow Forsyth, with her daughter

Thirty one per cent of the Australian population is engaged in formal volunteering1; many more make contributions as spontaneous volunteers as a need arises.

The Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships recognize the key role played by volunteers in the emergency services in particular. The scholarships support emergency service volunteers to access accredited vocational and higher education, developing key skills and leadership capability.

Scholarship applications are open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are volunteers in an emergency management agency. Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Volunteers may receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education.

The Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

1. Volunteering Australia 2018, The Value of Volunteering Support Services.
Image: Surf Life Saving NSW volunteer Willow with her daughter.