When there is a fire, flood or severe weather, we’re among the first to respond. From making a cup of tea to trekking through snow and sleet to deliver the essentials, we work with other organisations to do what’s needed straight away.
We need you to:

• Reach West Midlands Fire Station, Oldbury (B69 4PU) within 45 minutes

• Be on call on a 24/7 rota for 48 hours per month (shifts are 5- 9 hours length)

• Have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to your own vehicle

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

If you have any questions before applying, please contact us at [email protected] we want you
Working alongside the local emergency services every day, from house fires and flooding to power cuts and water shortages, the British Red Cross responds to an emergency almost every 4 hours.

As an Emergency Response Volunteer, you will give people the support they need at a time they need it the most.

What you will be doing

Respond to emergency call outs in your local area.
Give emotional support to people and communities affected by an emergency.
Give practical support such as distributing clothing, food or water after an emergency.
Tell people where they can get extra support.
Collaborate with local government or emergency services staff.
The skills you need
Warm and friendly.
Calm and can follow processes under pressure.
Good listening skills and ability to empathise.
Can communicate in a calm manner.
Able to act responsibly.
What's in it for you
Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones.
All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).
Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.