Could you help respond to emergencies in your local area?
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
Commitment: Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 12 months and be able to do 2 x 12 hour shifts per month. You must live within 30 minutes of Billingham fire station. TS2 1TP
Volunteers for this role must be over 18. You must hold a full UK driving licence and be able to drive the Red Cross vehicle or have access to their own vehicle. You must be prepared and capable of driving a camper sized van. The volunteer will respond to any fire calls, power outages, planned anti human trafficking centres and assisting at rest centres following local incidents.
Please note that those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (also known as shielding) are unable to volunteer for the British Red Cross unless in a role they can do from home. Volunteers who are clinically vulnerable, such as those who are over 70, pregnant or who have various underlying health conditions are able to volunteer in public-facing roles providing the environment is Covid-safe, with social distancing and hygiene controls maintained, and a personal risk assessment has been completed.
If there is anything you would like to find out more about prior to applying for the role we would love to hear from you, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org