Emergency Response Volunteer - Caithness

  • VO84521


Description

You will be helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Every individual affected by an emergency will need different support from us to help them recover, below are some examples of what you might support with:

Helping communities prepare for extreme weather events such as flooding or snow storms
Providing practical support such as distributing clothing or food after flooding
Providing emotional support to people who have been evacuated due to a fire

Location: Caithness

Commitment: 2x 12 hours shifts/month and need to attend 1 group night every three months.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

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Frequency and commitment details

This service requires minimum commitment of 18 months including 2x 12 hours shifts/month. And need to attend 1 group night every three months.

Restrictions

Volunteer must be over the age of 18. Driving license preferred but not essential.
Experience required: We keep the service user at the heart of all we do working to understand their needs and the difference we make. As well as good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills,
Travel details: Driving license preferred but not essential. Must live within 30 minutes drive of (KW14 8AG) Thurso
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses when on duty.
Training details: Introduction to Line Manager and availability discussed. Familiarised with ER response structures in the local area Will be given a H&S briefing for the site you will normally be operating from. Familiarisation with policy and procedures. Familiarisation with British Red Cross Systems. Familiarisation with any equipment/vehicle use that may be required to carry out the role. Will receive work wear, if required for the role. Training Welcome to the British Red Cross e-learning 2019 Foundation Training Programme Service Specific Adult Safeguarding Core ER Service Specific Induction Training Supporting People through Crisis

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.