The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office runs regular courses to train Civil Defence volunteers. It's a great way to get started in this area and gives a good grounding in what to do before, during and after a disaster.
Most of the team members have been through the WREMO course, so we're all Civil Defence volunteers too.
You can find out more about it at: http://www.getprepared.org.nz/CDEM-volunteer
If you think you've got what it takes to be a team member, get in touch with our personnel team and register your interest.
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help the team out in all sorts of ways.
You can volunteer to be a casualty at one or our training exercises. It's a great way to get some first hand experience of what it's like to to be part of the team.
Do you have somewhere interesting that the team can use as a training venue? Something like a big old building or warehouse, or block of flats. if so, get in touch with our training committee.
We try to train in as many different locations as possible to give us a good range of experience.
One weekend a month we run a community skills course:
"How not to get yourself killed in an emergency", where you can meet the team and learn some of the skills we use, so when an emergency strikes, you're better prepared to help yourself, your family and your neighbours.
If you're interested in finding out more about the course, or maybe signing up to do it, then check out:http://www.getprepared.org.nz/emergencyskills and join the hundreds of Wellingtonians who already better prepared for an emergency.
We are a volunteer organisation, so money is always tight.
If you or your business can help us out with some sponsorship, that would make things a lot easier for us.
You might like to help us out with gear, vehicles, food, money (is always nice).
You can be sure the team will really appreciate any help we can get.
To talk to one of the team members about how you can help send an email to: email@example.com
Check out these awesome organisations who have helped the team out by sponsoring us.