Good and Ready volunteer

Become an advocate for emergency preparedness and planning in your community.

Let’s work together to build a resilient ‘Good and Ready Auckland’.

Knowing your neighbours and being socially connected is just as important as having an up-to-date emergency kit. When we take the time to invest in building relationships with our neighbours, we can make our world a safer place and develop a community of support and help. 

From research, we know that in communities where people are better connected socially, people are more resilient and recover more quickly from an event. 

To assist your community in the event of an emergency, why not become a volunteer?

Good and Ready Auckland is building a network of community-based volunteers who can help promote emergency preparedness and planning, and champion community resilience across the Auckland Region.

Volunteering expands your skills and experience and is a great way to stay active and engaged with your community. It's also a way for you to give back and assist people in their time of greatest need. Sound like something you want to be part of?

New Zealand Red Cross volunteers

What does a ‘Good and Ready’ volunteer do?

Good and Ready volunteers support programmes associated with community resilience, disaster preparedness and the New Zealand Red Cross Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST) members and staff before or during times of emergency.

  • Become an advocate for emergency preparedness and planning
  • Promote community resilience and connect with people around you. 
  • Help provide a safe place for people to feel a sense of belonging, to connect and share, and to feel accepted
  • Be prepared to assist DWST in times of emergency or activation for a range of welfare activities.

How can I get involved?

No special qualifications are required to be a Good and Ready volunteer. We are seeking the following attributes:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Keen to be an advocate for emergency preparedness and community resilience
  • Good communication skills
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Great team player
  • Can work under pressure/handle stressful situations

All Good and Ready volunteers who wish to be even more involved in this project can take advantage of further learning and development opportunities. New Zealand Red Cross will ensure you have the training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.


If you want to know more about Good and Ready Auckland, contact or call 0800 RED CROSS (733 2767).