Volunteer with NRCF in valuable recovery research

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Calling all volunteers!

Research, Respond and Recover: Longitudinal Research Study Volunteer Request


Our community has come a long way in the last 12 months, since the floods devastated our region, but we know there’s much work still to be done. In the week following the disaster, the NRCF engaged a team of volunteers in a

research project, contacting community organisations across the region to understand the impact of the disaster. This research project assisted NRCF to identify community organisations requiring immediate support, and led to almost $1M in rapid response grants to deliver immediate support to over 100 organisations in flood-affected communities.


We’re currently planning to undertake another research study in the coming weeks, contacting many of the same organisations that we spoke to last year. Our intention is to run this annually for the next 3-4 years to understand the need in our community, the impact of the flood, and the trajectory of recovery and resilience. This important research will inform our programs, and be invaluable information for our partners in the regions recovery.

Volunteer Support

We are currently looking for volunteers to get involved with the next round of research, calling community organisations and completing an online survey on their behalf. The survey will be sent out by email in early February, and calls will commence mid-February. Is this something that you would be interested in and/ or have the capacity to support with? If so, read on!

What’s involved

Volunteers will be working from home, so you’ll need a good internet connection, a computer and a phone. Our team will provide training via a Zoom. Volunteers will call organisations who have been sent but have not yet completed the survey. If they agree, we’ll ask the questions on the phone, and complete the Survey Monkey survey for them. Calls will take place from mid-February to mid-March, and must be during business hours. Volunteers can work a few hours a day, a few hours a week, whatever is convenient. If you have a few hours a week available, and you want to be a part of this important community project, please get in touch.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, please drop us a line at impact@nrcf.org.au or 0499 862 886. Jen or Kyla will be happy to have a chat and answer your questions.

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