Tayside 4x4 Response (Angus)

Charity registered in Scotland SC042452

Tayside 4x4 Response supports the statutory services in times of operational difficulty to allow them to operate and respond to the most needy when normal day-to-day operations are affected by severe weather and/or poor road conditions.

Current opportunities

Tayside 4x4 Response is a charity which responds to requests for assistance by statutory organisations such as NHS, Police, Fire and local authorities when conditions cause significant difficulties in day-to-day operations, generally caused by significant weather events such as snow or flooding. We can be tasked to assist stranded drivers, take NHS staff such as district nurses, GP's or ambulance crews to patients, deliver meals on wheels, move equipment or simply get staff to and from work. The Councils may also use us to check on vulnerable individuals and transport them to a place of safety if they are stranded due to the weather. All requests for assistance would be considered, however our response volunteers require suitable protective equipment, communication equipment and self-recovery equipment. Mandatory training is also required to be undertaken and this all costs money. Fundraising volunteers are a key and vital part of the team to ensure we can provide our services to the vulnerable people in our communities in times of need. We would be keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming involved as volunteer.

Like any organisation, we rely on social media, our web page and on our internal systems to be able to function. At the moment we are getting by, but if we could attract one or two volunteers to manage our social media and webpage that would undoubtedly then help the fundraising effort and promote awareness of our charity and the work we do.

Our Responders are at the frontline of our work, they go out in the most treacherous of weather conditions to assist our partner agencies. A cool, calm approach is required and the ability to adapt to changing situations is paramount. We are looking to increase the number of volunteers and would love to hear from you.

This is a new team within the organisation and these volunteers will run and manage our response and the activities of the responders taking the initial phone call asking for assistance, log this onto our system, deal with enquiries and then dispatch the responders. If you think this is an opportunity that would benefit you then we would love to hear from you.