Team Townsville: working together to get Townsville back on its feet


Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical wellbeing. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful.

To help people get back on their feet, Team Townsville, an initiative of Townsville City Council, Combined Churches, YWAM and Live FM, is heading to the streets to care for the residents of Townsville by asking how they are and coordinating the connection of essential services to individuals and families.

This is a unique opportunity to meet a huge need in our city to look people in the eye and ask if they’re okay.

Team Townsville is following the SES in the highest priority areas and then working systematically across the city, according to the Council’s priority areas.

The teams who have headed out so far have found it has been a tremendous support to people who have been through very traumatic circumstances.

How you can get involved

To be part of Team Townsville, complete the one hour orientation to catch the vision and become familiar with the tools available to assist people.

Venue: YWAM Campus at 215 Walker St

Orientation times:

  • Tuesday 19 February | 12:30 -1:30pm
  • Wednesday 20 February | 12:30 -1:30pm
  • Thursday 21 February | 12:30 -1:30pm
  • Friday 22 February | 12:30 -1:30pm
  • Saturday 23 February | 8:00 – 9:00am

On arrival at YWAM, please go to reception and advise you are there for the Team Townsville Training.


Those who complete the training will be sent out in pairs with a tablet (iPad), Team Townsville ID, and a Team Coordinator.

Note you are required to check-in at YWAM at the beginning of your shift.

Deployment shifts are:

  • Monday 18 February
    1.30pm – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 19 February
    8am – 1.30pm | 8.30am – 4.30pm | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 20 February
    8am – 1.30pm | 8.30am – 4.30pm | 1.30pm – 5.00pmm
  • Thursday 21 February
    8am – 1.30pm | 8.30am – 4.30pm | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
  • Friday 22 February
    8.30am – 4.30pm | 9am – 1.30pm | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 23 February
    8am – 1.30pm | 8.30am – 4.30pm | 1.30pm – 5.00pm


  • Be of good health and able to walk in the sun during your shift.
  • Please wear:
    • A shirt with the church or group you’re representing OR a solid coloured shirt that looks tidy
    • Closed toed shoes
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
  • Please bring:
    • Water & food for your shift
    • Mobile phone with credit if possible

Click HERE to register

Thank You for Volunteering!