A Community Reserve Volunteer is anyone who wants to help their local community if a large incident should occur, but is perhaps unable to commit to regular volunteering. No specialist skills are required and the volunteers can decide whether to respond to an incident on a case-by-case basis.

What are Community Reserve Volunteers responsibilities?

Community Reserve Volunteers will carry out practical tasks, they have been trained to do: fill sandbags, clear roads and paths, move furniture upstairs in a house before a flood, sort essential supplies, stock and equipment, carry out administrative roles. Community Reserve Volunteers work in small teams led by an experienced Red Cross volunteer who will ensure that the teams are well supported and directed.

You can sign up as a Community Reserve Volunteer:

Email: [email protected] 

Website: redcross.org.uk/reserves