Emergency Volunteering

Volunteers fulfil a range of roles in an emergency, including community coordination, practical tasks, welfare, logistics, intel services and more, and come from all walks of life. Devoting your time to volunteering with Civil Defence can be both rewarding and challenging.

Volunteering Hawkes Bay maintains a database of people who are happy to be contacted for assistance in the event of a Civil Defence, or other emergency services.

Would you like to help out? Here's how it works:

  • Complete the application with your contact details and skills that you have to offer (you must be 18+).
  • If an emergency situation arises, your details are made available to Civil Defence or the relevant lead agency.
  • Depending on the situation, you may be contacted and asked if you can assist.
  • You can change your details or opt out at any time


Sign up here: