Community emergency or flood volunteer groups wouldn’t exist without volunteers. It’s volunteers who make it possible for volunteer programs to support local community resilience and contribute to preparing for, responding to and recovering from flooding and other emergencies. Now, in the time of COVID-19 and its resulting consequences, communities have been tested like never before, and local volunteer organisations of all ages and backgrounds have needed to pull together to provide supplies, support and more for their local areas.
That’s why Communities Prepared focuses on providing community groups with the training and support they need to feel confident and capable of getting involved and working with other key local stakeholders to be prepared for any emergency to affect their area, be that environmental or economical, such as the recent high street closures.
Are you already a member of a local community emergency volunteer group? If so, have a read through our Benefits of joining page and, if you think this is something your group would benefit from, ask your community group coordinator to register your group as a member. Once the group is registered, your coordinator will be able to invite all the volunteers in the group to join, giving you access to all the resources available online.
Not yet a member of a group or volunteer organisation but keen to support community resilience in your local area? Take a look at our Map to find your local group or get in touch to find out more about how to get involved. If there are no groups in your local community and you’re keen to get one started, we can help with that too.