As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident.
In addition, you could provide "behind the scenes" support to the response.
You'll be working as part of a team in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies.
The Orkney British Red Cross provides support at home, transport and mobility aids to help people when they face a crisis in their daily lives. If you need help with transport to and from medical appointments, help with shopping or other everyday tasks or would like to hire a wheelchair please get in touch. We also have guesthouses in Kirkwall and Aberdeen for folk who are visiting relatives or in transit between hospital appointments. Kirkwall Guesthouse Reservations: 01856 875372; Aberdeen Guesthouse Reservations: 01224 592226
Experience required: Good communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills, the ability to work as a team member, able to support others in a calm, logical and responsible manner, good at listening, empathetic, and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
Minimum age: 18