Isle of Skye, Highland
Voluntary
Job description

Emergency Response Volunteer

Could you help respond to emergencies in your local area?

Location: Lochalsh, Isle of Skye

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

Volunteer must be over the age of 18. Driving license preferred but not essential. Must live within 45 minutes from IV40 8DA (Kyle of Lochalsh)

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.

Part of the role will involve building community resilience through proactive preparedness activities/events. Volunteer will be responding to emergencies in support of emergency services and statutory agencies. Activities will include looking after the welfare of displaced people, supporting in rest centres and reception centres, proactively deploying to events where we have been asked to attend in a resilience capacity. Call outs will vary from month to month.

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: 29 July 2020
Closed date: 26 August 2020
Job ref: REQ0000030JK
Tags: Vocational/Services