Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry


Compassion in times of crisis.


Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry is an organisation specialising in disaster response in Victoria.

Volunteer Purpose

The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry volunteers provide psychosocial support such as psychological first aid and emotional spiritual care under the State Health Emergency Response Plan. We seek women and men with excellent people/pastoral skills &/or a commitment to learn and support others with compassion.

Volunteer opportunities

The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry supports DHHS to deliver the following relief and recovery activities: 

  • provide psychosocial support including psychological first aid, emotional and spiritual care and personal support in relief & recovery centres and through community outreach, direct visits, community meetings and gatherings;
  • coordinate the multi-faith multicultural response to emergencies;
  • assist the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the development and coordination of state services of worship and assist in the organisation of public memorials and gatherings to support the recovery of affected communities.

Coordination of volunteers

Rev. Chris Parnell
Area Coordinator, Greater Shepparton and Moira
Ph: 03 5821 3483