Emergency Response Volunteer (South East Wales, Pontypridd)

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When there is a fire, flood or severe weather, we’re among the first to respond. From making a cup of tea to delivering the essentials, we work with other organisations to do what’s needed straight away.

We need you to:

  • Reach Pontypridd Fire Station (CF37 1RU) within 30 minutes
  • Be on call 2 x 12 hour shift per month or 4 x 6 hour shifts per month on a 24/7 rota basis.
  • Have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK. Have access to your own vehicle and be willing to drive a British Red Cross vehicle.
  • Able to regularly attend team meetings once a month.
  • 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 training as required.
  • Conversational English language essential, Welsh language fluency desirable. Other language fluency also desirable.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced with Adults barred Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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