One of the fundamental cornerstones of White Helmets' management model is humanitarian volunteering.
Cascos Blancos volunteers are civilians and act in coordination with government agencies responsible for humanitarian assistance at the municipal, provincial and national levels, as well as at the regional and international levels with the agencies directly involved in the development of relief efforts.
Decree No. 466 of 1998 created the White Helmet Volunteer Corps, establishing the following as the only general conditions for candidates:
• Legal age of majority
• Charitable vocation oriented to social and humanitarian duties.
• Psychic and physical aptitude.
• Specific aptitude according to the nature of each mission.
Volunteer actions are closely related to local experiences: local risk management is the other fundamental cornerstone of the White Helmets work model.
In this sense, some of the activities developed by the volunteers are oriented to the response to situations of social-natural disaster, local actions and campaigns of social-health type, support to environmental protection programs, literacy tasks, community management of water, development of productive projects, among others.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WHITE HELMET VOLUNTEER?
White Helmets volunteers are people committed to the values promoted by the organization in its actions: solidarity, cooperation, participation and humanitarianism.
They have interpersonal skills and the ability to organize, to adapt to multicultural environments and difficult living conditions. They integrate civil and heterogeneous teams, articulated by White Helmets according to the profiles required in each mission.
Once called to participate in a mission, they carry out the tasks assigned in an altruistic and solidary way, without receiving economic compensation.
WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS IN WHITE HELMETS DO?
They work outside and inside Argentine territory in disaster risk management, both in rapid response to emergencies and in preparation and prevention, reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Organized in teams according to their abilities, experiences and training, they act in the different types of actions undertaken by White Helmets. The practice does not represent any cost for the volunteer: the costs associated with transportation, maintenance and insurance are covered by the organization.
HOW TO BECOME A WHITE HELMET VOLUNTEER?
White Helmets volunteers are over 18 years of age, must have proper documentation, participate in the training provided by the organization and be willing to move in 72 hours where their help is required.
In order to integrate the volunteer base of the White Helmets Commission, the first step is to complete the information required in the application form below. The applicant will then receive a link to complete their online CV.