Emergency Response Volunteer (Thurso)

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This service operates 24/7 and is staffed by volunteers on an on call rota

To be a part of this Emergency Response Service, we are looking volunteers who:

Can be on call for 24 hours a month.

Can get to Thurso Fire Station KW14 8PS within 30 minutes.

Are available to undertake required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions in the first few months of volunteering (please see details in the Learning Pathway attached) plus other service specific trainings as required.

Can ideally drive and have access to a vehicle, though this is not essential. Drivers should have held a manual driving licence for at least 2 years which allows them to drive in the UK.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety.

We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment and will also have a conversation with you to discuss and identify any adjustments you may need.


Diversity is something we celebrate. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross and feel that you belong. We want to create an inclusive environment, and promote and spread the power of kindness. As part of creating an inclusive space we have an expenses policy that prioritises volunteers not being out of pocket for expenses linked to your role. If up front costs are difficult, you can speak to your volunteering manager about this to find alternatives.
We welcome refugees, asylum seekers and others currently in the UK to volunteer with us.
We want volunteering to be accessible to everyone.

If you have any questions before applying, please contact us at volunteerrecruitment@redcross.org.uk