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Community Emergency Response Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Community Emergency Response Volunteer
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Organization Name: Township of Amaranth - Amaranth, ON
Organization Contact: Holly Boardman
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: This is an opportunity to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies.
Type of Organization: Public Service
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Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Family or Group
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: Emergency Shelter Volunteers will be required to attend two (2) training sessions per year.
Sample Tasks: As a member of our team you will:
• Work collaboratively as part of a team of trained volunteers and respond to emergencies in your community, according to your schedule and availability
• Learn about emergency support services such as shelter, clothing, food, personal services, registration, family reunification and safety and wellbeing requirements
• Assess needs of those affected by an emergency event and provide approved goods and services
• Support the wellbeing of beneficiaries by providing care, comfort and referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services
• Prepare, inventory and manage response supplies to ensure they are stocked and ready
• Contribute to the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with
• Participate in team building, training, planning and readiness exercises • Contribute to community-based risk reduction and emergency preparedness activities
• Apply for leadership roles to supervise, mentor and lead other volunteers and manage the delivery of required services
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: One Time Event (several hours to several days for a particular initiative which is time limited)
Training Required:
  • None
  • First Aid
  • CPR training
  • Food Service Certificate needed
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expired Thursday, February 15, 2024
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Support for persons with disabilities
  • Hospital / Health / Medical
  • Emergency Services / Crisis Services / Legal
Skills / Experience: Through the course of your work as Community Emergency Response volunteer you will not only assist during times of disaster and emergency, you will also help people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen. You bring many talents including these basics:
• Commitment - to the core competencies of team excellence, service excellence and accountability
• Customer Service Skills - dedicated to supporting those affected by emergencies
• Language fluency - to deliver services in English or French; additional languages are an asset
• Communication skills - attuned to supporting with active listening and the ability to explain and confirm understanding
• Computer skills – including the ability enter data into a database or spreadsheet and use email
• Teamwork values - sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, being approachable, and building relationships
• Ability to remain calm during a crisis - express empathy, remain focused and respond decisively.
• Dependable and reliable – understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion
Volunteering for this position can be done by those 18 and older. This position will require applicants to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police.
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