Emergency and Disaster Chaplaincy

TCC Emergencies Ministry (TCCEM – www.tccem.org.au) deploys faith-based volunteers to care for affected people in situations such as evacuation centres during fires and floods. They are also deployed to other emergency scenarios by Government under the Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements.

TCCEM offers a single day training to prepare volunteers for providing Psychological First Aid and Spiritual Emotional Care in times of crisis and emergency.

TCCEM is offering a one-day Emergency and Disaster Chaplaincy training for current TCCEM volunteers and new prospective volunteers on the 1st July 2022 at the Memorial Oval Function Room in Campbell Town. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The cost is just $22 instead of the usual $110, thanks to a federal government Volunteer Grant. Registrations close June 20.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the emergency setting and context
  • Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements
  • The impacts of emergencies on individuals and communities
  • Psychological First Aid principles
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care principles
  • The role of a TCC Emergencies Ministry volunteer.


No formal qualifications are required, however TCCEM does require a positive endorsement from your faith community leader. Please reach out to Paul Hueston (paul.hueston@health.tas.gov.au) if you would like more information, or simply go ahead and register if you are keen to be further equipped to work in this space.

Training details are:
FRIDAY July 1st
9.30 am to 4 pm
Campbell Town – Memorial Oval Function Room
Lunch and snacks provided

Please note that undertaking the training does not mean you are obligated to join TCCEM as a volunteer, but the training is required for TCCEM volunteers. Likewise, all those who undertake the training need to be duly screened and have background checks performed by TCCEM before being deployed as a volunteer.