VCC EM Partner News

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National Emergency Medal

More than 100 VCC Emergencies Ministry volunteer Chaplains and staff were recognised for their unstinting service during the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires by being awarded the National Emergency Medal at six venues around the state during October-November 2022. Some comments and reflections from a few recipients are below: What an unexpected delight to be acknowledged … Read more

VCC EM deployed to NSW

On Wednesday 16th March, VCC Emergencies Ministry deployed its first interstate team to Northern NSW to support the recovery efforts after the recent flood events.  This deployment came about as the result of a request from the NSW Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN) as a partner in the Australia Volunteer Emergency Chaplaincy Alliance (AVECA) and … Read more

Latrobe Secondary Impact Assessments

Over three weeks in June-July, many VCC EM volunteers were able to support the Latrobe City Secondary Impact Assessments. In Traralgon, 40 homes and several businesses were flooded along the creek and many more suffered storm damage. There was also extensive storm damage, mainly in the hill country in the south of the shire. Many … Read more

Yarra Ranges Storm event outreach July 2021

I was privileged to attend VCC EM deployments after the storms in June thatran rampant through the ranges and lower-lying areas.I joined in welfare visits in Kalorama with the Australian Defence Force. Itwas as we drove along Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd that I became more aware ofthe devastation these storms had caused. Many roads in … Read more

Online Training Pilot

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the challenges with meeting Face to Face to conduct training two weeks ago we made the decision to trial online delivery. Last Saturday (25th July) we successfully ran our second online training pilot. Over the Friday and Saturday we have training close to 40 new volunteers mostly from … Read more

VCC Emergencies Ministry appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry (VCCEM) announces the appointment of Ms Kellie Shewring as Chief Executive Officer of VCCEM, with effect from 6 July 2020. This follows a full executive recruitment and selection process. Kellie is an innovative leader, skilled in strategic business management and sustainable growth, with a passion for helping people. Through … Read more

Year to date Statistics

What an amazingly busy 6 months we’ve had. The numbers speak for themselves. Our amazing volunteers have completed more days of service than the 2 and a half years prior. Thank you for all you do in supporting Victorian Communities in their times of crisis.

VCCEM & Ambulance Victoria Partnership begins

In an exciting time of moving forward, VCC EM has been contracted by Ambulance Victoria to support the capability and capacity of AV in the provision of Pastoral Care generally and in times of crisis. Recently we advertised both internally within our volunteer force, and externally for the position of Project Coordinator to manage this … Read more