Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Voluntary
Job description

Emergency Response Volunteer

Could you help respond to emergencies in your local area?

Location: Isle of Wight

Commitment: Volunteers must be able to commit to 2x12 hour shifts per month. Minimum of 12 months in the role. Must attend team meeting once a month at the Newport Red Cross office in an evening.

Volunteers for this role must be over 18 and be able to drive with access to their own vehicle. Must live within 30 minutes of the Newport, Isle of Wight office. This service operates 27/7 365 days a year and volunteers must be willing to cover unsociable hours shifts.

In 2020 the British Red Cross turns 150. It is thanks to all our supporters and volunteers that we have been able to help people during emergencies since 1870. Our volunteers have been providing emotional and practical support to those affected during emergencies such as Aberfan, the London 7/7 bombings and more recently the Manchester Arena bombings and Grenfell fire. The Red Cross doesn't only respond to large-scale emergencies, we respond to an emergency on average every four hours ranging from house fires and floods to power cuts and water shortages. Help us continue our story by applying to volunteer with us today.

What would I be doing?

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

If this is something that you feel you could support with we encourage you to submit your application form without delay to avoid disappointment, as this vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed applications.

Next steps

You will be contacted shortly by someone from our friendly recruitment team and successful applicants will be invited to a telephone interview, this will be an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to find out more about this role. Following this interview if we both agree to continue with recruitment, we will invite you to meet the team and take part in our induction training where you can find out more about what it is like to be a volunteer for the British Red Cross.

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:

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Posted on: 13 August 2020
Closed date: 15 August 2020
Job ref: REQ0000030FK
Tags: Vocational/Services