There are a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available with Emergency Planning, from becoming a Community Resilience Volunteer to a Community Flood Warden or to staffing a reception centre for evacuees.

Our volunteers enable the various highly-skilled and professional statutory and voluntary organisations involved with emergency planning to ensure we are best prepared to respond to an emergency, from a major fire to a flood to a missing person.

Alongside agencies like the police, the fire service and the Environment Agency, the voluntary sector plays a vital role in emergency planning and we could not respond to some incidents without their expertise.

An emergency response volunteer is a common sense precaution against emergencies. Training only takes a few hours each month. Join today to develop your skills and make friends, all while part of a support service.

Current volunteering opportunities

  • Community Resilience Volunteer

    ​A Community Resilience Volunteer is a member of the community who implements a Community Self Help Plan for their area.  You will help to identify risks, and use local knowledge and resources to be prepared to respond to an emergency as soon as it starts.

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  • Control Centre Volunteer

    ​The Emergency Control Centre is the hub of all activities during an emergency. As a volunteer here you will assist staff in the running of the NCC Emergency Control Centre or other incident room being used. If you fancy working in the heart of the response, have skills such as computing (including GIS) and can keep a level head in a busy atmosphere this will be for you!

    Apply now
  • Faith Volunteer

    An important part of the response is that of dealing with people of different faiths. Welfare considerations embrace anyone who may be affected.

    Faith Volunteers are required to support faith communities at the scene, reception centre or emergency mortuary. They will be able to give support to that faith and give guidance to others on how to best support communities.

    They should also be willing to understand and be able to respond to all faith communities caught up in an emergency.

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  • Feeding Volunteer

    ​Feeding Volunteers will assist with the emergency feeding arrangements and work with voluntary organisations, such as the Royal Voluntary Service and the Salvation Army.

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  • Flood Warden

    ​A Flood Warden supports communities that are prone to flooding and the development of the emergency and flood plan. You can support the community in identifying areas that are causing flooding, report them and coordinate the community in a flooding emergency.

    Apply now
  • Reception Centre Manager

    ​Reception centres are set up to minimise the discomfort and anxiety of those who are temporarily displaced by an incident or emergency. Reception Centre Managers will be asked to address and manage the immediate needs of evacuees as promptly and as efficiently as possible, promoting a personal, sympathetic approach.

    They will provide a multi-agency approach to ensure that the general care and welfare needs of evacuees are addressed collectively. Procedures are in place for the setting up of the centres and using the invaluable support we get from other voluntary organisations.

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  • Reception Centre Support Officer

    ​Reception Centre Support Officers will support the reception centre manager in the running of a centre. This will include updating the information boards, keeping an electronic database of evacuees as well as the paper based filing, booking in and out of staff, and dealing with multi-agency representatives as well as the evacuees within the centre.

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​We also have partner organisations that are looking for volunteers, such as the police and fire services. See the current opportunities from our partners.