Volunteer response

Our volunteer program has mobilised more than 2,000 specialised volunteers into the field to support disaster cleanup and recovery.

We have partnered with Disaster Relief Australia (formally known as Team Rubicon Australia). Our contribution to the partnership has been AU$2.4 million and the organisation unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders and everyday people to rapidly provide relief to communities in need.

Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) responds with direct relief to some of the worst affected areas in Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. We are now seeking specialised volunteers to assist in recovery efforts.

DRA boasts a 2,000-strong, highly skilled veteran volunteer force that assists communities to recover after disasters strike.

DRA comprises military veterans, emergency responders and motivated volunteers, all of whom are encouraged to register their interest to volunteer.

Volunteer arrangements are being managed directly by DRA. If you can step up and join the effort, please register via the link below.


Disaster Relief Australia and Fire Fund on the ground for Operation Hannaford. Photo Credit: Evelyn Soha, Disaster Relief Australia.

“Disaster Relief Australia welcomes the release of Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Blueprint and launch of the missions. Minderoo Foundation understands the importance of mobilising qualified volunteers to help with recovery and response activities, as well as resilience activities. We look forward to an ongoing and deep collaboration with Minderoo Foundation during this next phase of the initiative.”

Geoff Evans
Chief Executive Officer, Disaster Relief Australia

“Lifeline Australia is pleased to partner with Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative, recognising the importance of community health and well-being and the importance of a strong social fabric to be better prepared and to bounce back stronger after disasters.”

Lifeline Australia

“Australian Lions Foundation is thrilled to partner with Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative to deliver community support to those most in need. Lifting national resilience is a collaborative effort and needs us all working together to drive lasting change. We stand ready to continue our collaboration for the benefit of communities in need.”

Tony Benbow
Chairman, Australian Lions Foundation

“Men’s Shed has really valued working with Minderoo Foundation to assist communities to recover from the devastating bushfires we experienced last summer. It is fantastic to see work now continuing on building more resilient communities for the future.”

Men’s Shed

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