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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West Midlands - Risk Assessment

Wednesday 25 May 2022

This workshop creates an awareness and highlights the importance of assessing risk. We also cover creating/contributing to risk assessments.

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West Midlands - Flood Volunteer

Thursday 19 May 2022

Understanding flooding and your role as a Community Emergency Volunteer. Flood risk awareness and tips to help you carry out your role as a community volunteer in a safe and responsible way.

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Weymouth: Flood Volunteering

Tuesday 17 May 2022

This webinar is for current flood volunteers/wardens and those interested in flood volunteering in Weymouth, delivered in partnership with Dorset Council and Weymouth Town Council as part of the BRIC Project. It will introduce and explore the role of a flood volunteer before, during and after a flood event.

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West Midlands - Introduction to Incident Management

Wednesday 11 May 2022

An introduction to emergency response, procedures and planning, for Community Emergency Volunteers.

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Bolton: Incident Management Parts 1 & 2

Monday 9 May 2022

This webinar is for urgent response volunteers based in Bolton who are currently supporting, or planning to support, their community, in an emergency. It provides an introduction to emergency response and guidance on procedures and planning for volunteers.

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Volunteer Expo Live

Friday 6 May 2022

We're delighted to be exhibiting and running a workshop at Volunteer Expo Live - the national event to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector together under one roof.

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East Midlands: Volunteer Recruitment

Tuesday 12 April 2022

In this webinar we will explore the volunteer journey, drawing on the experience of Communities Prepared and others in supporting volunteers in the field of community resilience and beyond.

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West Midlands Community Flood Resilience Launch Event

Wednesday 6 April 2022

Join our launch event to find out about community flood resilience in the West Midlands. Everyone welcome!

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East Midlands: Risk Assessments

Tuesday 5 April 2022

This webinar, for East Mids 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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East Midlands: Crisis Recovery

Tuesday 29 March 2022

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the East Midlands.
It will explore the emergency recovery process for communities.

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Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Week: Volunteer Recruitment

Thursday 10 March 2022

The final of our three sessions, which we are running as part of Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Week, will be an opportunity to consider how to start or increase volunteering for resilience in your community. It will be delivered with Community Action Network and Communities Prepared.

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Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Week: Community Emergency Plans

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Join this workshop to consider the role of an emergency plan for your community and get started with creating or updating your plan. We will look at the what it takes to fill out an emergency plan template, and how it is a much larger, and more rewarding, task than just writing down some information on a form.

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Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Week: Flood Volunteering

Monday 7 March 2022

What is your experience of flooding, and what is the role of a volunteer in preparing and during a flooding event. Richard Hood from Communities Prepared will lead discussion and speak from his many years of experience in emergency response and volunteer coordination.

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The Cambridgeshire Series: Utility Volunteer

Tuesday 14 December 2021

This webinar is for Community Flood Action and Community Emergency Response groups across the five Cambridgeshire district councils. It explores how utility networks operate and the role of a volunteers before, during and after a utility failure.

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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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