A platform that connects people willing to volunteer their time and skills with individuals, families and groups affected by the Australian bushfires. 

 

This platform will assist:

 
  • Individuals who would like to help

If you would like to volunteer your time to help those affected by the bushfires. Create an account and listing so that those affected can connect with you.

  • For bushfires affected Individuals and families seeking help

Search for volunteers in your local area using the Volunteer Map.They can also create their own listing so that volunteers can contact directly. 

  • Organisations and community groups looking for assistance

Search for volunteers in your local area using the Volunteer Map.They can also create their own listing so that volunteers can contact directly. 

 

Why does this need to exist?

Those who have been affected by the bushfires have a long road to rebuild. This platform will allow individuals to help those affected in a direct way. Although monetary donations are important to rebuild, we also need people to help clean, rebuild and support. 

Currently there is no option for individuals to offer their time and skills to individual families affected. Yes, we can donate money. But money can’t rebuild communities, people will.

Currently there is no option for individuals to offer their time and skills to individual families affected. Yes, we can donate money. But money can’t rebuild houses, people will. Some people don’t have lots of money to donate but they do have skills to offer.

What people can volunteer?

  • Tradesman – builders, plumbers, electricians, painters etc
  • Healthcare – Nurses, physios, social work, etc
  • Lawyers and admin – to assist with insurance, lost records etc. 
  • Cleaning – cleaning houses, community areas, 
  • Transport – Picking up supplies, moving items from homes. 
  • General Help – General helping hand. Anything else that might help.

 

Who can ask for assistance?

Anyone who has been affected by the bushfires and requires services from others. This platform does not organise donations or supplies, it connects people who need with people who can give. 

User Cases

    

Volunteer

Volunteer

Help Needed

Organisation

Tradesman 

Helping Hand

Family in VIC

Community Group 

“I’m a carpenter from Melbourne and I would like to help rebuild houses that have been damaged from the fires. “

“I’m a young person without many labour skills or money but I would like to help. I can help clean houses damaged from the fires.”

“I live in Victoria and our family home has been damaged in the fire. The house has been destroyed. We need help cleaning and sorting through the ruble. “

“We deliver supplies to families in South-east NSW and need help packing and delivering to families affected”

Statistics:

  • The 2019–20 bushfire season has burned an estimated 21 million acres, destroyed over 2,500 buildings (including over 1,900 houses) and killed 25 people as of 5 January 2020.
  • close to half a billion animals in New South Wales were killed 
  • Fires heavily impacted various regions such as the NSW North Coast, Mid North Coast, the Hunter Region, the Hawkesbury and the Wollondilly, the Blue Mountains, Illawarra and the South Coast, eastern and north-eastern Victoria, Corryong, Mallacoota, East Gippsland, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern Queensland, southwestern Western Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.
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