Events

Below you’ll find information on online events that we are hosting or participating in. Due to COVID-19, all of our in-person training events have been adapted to an online format and are being delivered as webinars via Zoom. These webinars are based on the Communities Prepared training modules, which start with an introduction to emergency response and are followed by issue-specific training on flooding, snow, utilities failure, and public health emergencies. The modules draw upon existing initiatives and expertise from across the emergency response sector, resulting in informative and engaging content that can be used and adapted by Community Emergency Volunteer groups and supporting organisations at a local level. We have also recently started to run ‘in-focus’ sessions on key topics that support the wider sustainability of volunteer groups, including volunteer recruitment, insurance, risk assessments and GDPR.

Our webinars are tailored to local regions and communities and co-delivered with local partners, including the Environment Agency’s Flood Resilience Teams and local Category 1 and 2 responders. To find out more and to book a training webinar, please get in touch.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: Snow Volunteer

Tuesday 7 December 2021

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. It explores snow and winter weather and how you can assist your community as a volunteer with a snow incident.

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Looking after people's data: GDPR for community volunteers

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Are you looking to better understand the GDPR and what this means for you in your role as a community volunteer? This online workshop, for community volunteers from across the country, will explore data protection legislation and the key principles it covers.

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Milton Keynes: Flood Volunteer Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 9 November 2021

This webinar is for Community Emergency Volunteer/Flood Warden groups based in Milton Keynes. It will explore the role of a flood volunteer before, during and after a flood event, as well as covering key flood water safety measures.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: Crisis Recovery

Wednesday 3 November 2021

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. Created in response to COVID-19, but applicable to flooding and other incidents, this timely webinar explores the emergency recovery process for Cambridgeshire communities.

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Milton Keynes: Incident Management Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 2 November 2021

This webinar is for Community Emergency Volunteer/Flood Warden groups based in Milton Keynes. It provides an introduction to emergency response and guidance on procedures and planning for Community Emergency Volunteer groups.

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Wiltshire & Swindon Prepared: What to do with a hippopotamus in a flood (Risk Assessments)

Thursday 28 October 2021

This webinar, for Wiltshire-based community volunteers, will focus on risk assessments. The session will look at: the key types of risk you might face as a community emergency volunteer; why it's so important to assess, and have a plan for managing, them; and how to go about this task.

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Wiltshire & Swindon Prepared: What you've always wanted to know about volunteer insurance but were afraid to ask

Thursday 28 October 2021

Are you looking to better understand your risk as a volunteer and how to ensure you’re covered appropriately? This webinar, for Wiltshire-based community volunteers, will explore and address the most frequently raised insurance topics.

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Wiltshire & Swindon Prepared: How to recruit volunteers

Wednesday 27 October 2021

This webinar, for Wiltshire-based community volunteers, will be delivered by Communities Prepared in partnership with Community First, a charity providing volunteer services and wider community support across Wiltshire. We will explore the volunteer journey, drawing on the experience of Communities Prepared, Community First and community groups across the country in supporting volunteers in the field of community resilience and beyond.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: CEV Coordinator

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Leading a group of volunteers or managing volunteering efforts during an emergency can be a daunting experience, even for the most experienced. This webinar is for Coordinators of Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. It provides guidance on leading and managing volunteers, as well as maintaining group engagement.

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Somerset Prepared: What to do with a hippopotamus in a flood (Risk Assessments)

Wednesday 20 October 2021

This webinar, for Somerset-based community volunteers, will focus on risk assessments. Run in partnership with Somerset Local Authorities' Civil Contingencies Unit, the session will look at: the key types of risk you might face as a community emergency volunteer; why it's so important to assess, and have a plan for managing, them; and how to go about this task.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: Flood Volunteer Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 19 October 2021

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. It will explore the role of a flood volunteer before, during and after a flood event, as well as covering key flood water safety measures.

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Somerset Prepared: What you've always wanted to know about volunteer insurance but were afraid to ask

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Are you looking to better understand your risk as a volunteer and how to ensure you’re covered appropriately? This webinar, for Somerset-based community volunteers, will explore and address the most frequently raised insurance topics.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: Incident Management Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 12 October 2021

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. It provides an introduction to emergency response and guidance on procedures and planning for groups.

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Somerset Prepared: How to recruit volunteers

Wednesday 6 October 2021

This webinar, for Somerset-based community volunteers, will explore the volunteer journey, drawing on the experience of Spark Somerset and Communities Prepared in supporting volunteers in the field of community resilience and beyond.

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The East Midlands Series: Flood Volunteer Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 5 October 2021

This webinar is for Community Emergency Volunteer/Flood Warden groups based in the East Midlands. It will explore the role of a flood volunteer before, during and after a flood event, as well as covering key flood water safety measures.

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The Yorkshire Series: Crisis Recovery

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Created in response to COVID-19, but applicable to flooding and other incidents, this timely webinar explores the emergency recovery process for Yorkshire communities.

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The East Midlands Series: Incident Management Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday 28 September 2021

This webinar is for Community Emergency Volunteer/Flood Warden groups based in the East Midlands. It provides an introduction to emergency response and guidance on procedures and planning for Community Emergency Volunteer groups.

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The Yorkshire Series: Insurance

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Looking to better understand your risk as a volunteer and how to ensure you’re covered appropriately? This webinar, for Yorkshire Flood Wardens, will explore the most frequently raised insurance topics.

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The Flood Expo

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Communities Prepared is delighted to be speaking and exhibiting at the Flood Expo, the UK’s largest exhibition and conference designed for individuals, businesses and local authorities to discover the latest products and strategies within the flood sector. 

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The Yorkshire Series: The Necessary Narrative: volunteer recruitment and the flood resilience message

Wednesday 15 September 2021

This webinar will be run exclusively for Yorkshire Flood Warden groups. It will look at how stories can play a key role in recruiting volunteers as well as in sharing the wider flood resilience message and engaging with the community.

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The Emergency Services Show

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Communities Prepared is delighted to be exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show, the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector.

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The East Midlands Series: Community Fundraising

Wednesday 24 March 2021

This final session in the series focuses on the longer-term sustainability of Flood Warden and CEV groups through fundraising.

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The East Midlands Series: Communications & Marketing

Wednesday 17 March 2021

This fourth webinar in the East Midlands Series supports Flood Warden and Community Emergency Volunteer groups to promote their activities.

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The East Midlands Series: CEV Coordinator

Wednesday 10 March 2021

This training webinar provides guidance for volunteer group Coordinators and those involved in organising volunteering efforts.

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The East Midlands Series: Flood Volunteer Parts 1 & 2

Wednesday 3 March 2021

This training webinar covers the role of a Flood Warden in assisting their community as well as flood risk awareness.

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