We always welcome new volunteers – full training is given so no experience is necessary. Most members have to fit training and call-outs around their jobs and families, so work and home commitments are not a problem. We also have non-operational members who assist with fund raising, publicity and training.
Because of our diverse roles, we provide a range of opportunities and experiences found in no other organisation. We offer training in abseiling, navigation, basic survival skills, Flood response, First Aid, incident management and radio communication. Finally you will get the opportunity to put your training into practice supporting your local community.
We also have a vacancies for Dispatchers, working from home or work, Dispatchers are repsonsible for issuing callout SMSs to our members and receiving responses. They also use on-line and paper maps to help members find their way to incidents, and provide a point of contact for members not yet ‘on-scene’. There are no physical requirements, but volunteers need to have a PC and be reasonably computer literate. A knowledge of map-reading would be a bonus but full training can be given.
We always welcome volunteers to assist with non-operational roles such as fund-raising, training, catering etc.