Emergency Response Volunteer - Shetland

  • VO84522


When there is a fire, flood or severe weather, we’re among the first to respond. From making a cup of tea to trekking through snow and sleet to deliver the essentials, we work with other organisations to do what’s needed straight away.

This service operates 24/7 and is staffed by volunteers on an on call rota

To be a part of this Emergency Response Service, we are looking volunteers who:

Can be on call for 24 hours a month.

Can ideally drive and have access to a vehicle , though this is not essential.

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety.

We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

Organisation aims and objectives

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










Frequency and commitment details

This service operates 24/7 and is staffed by volunteers on an on call rota Can be on call for 24 hours a month.


Volunteer must be over the age of 18. Driving license preferred but not essential.
Experience required: Warm and friendly. Calm and can follow processes under pressure. Good listening skills and ability to empathise. Can communicate in a calm manner. Able to act responsibly.
Travel details: Driving license preferred but not essential.
Minimum age: 18


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 Will be a combination of online and face to face training where appropriate and taking into consideration Covid19 Health and Safety.

Last updated 6 months ago