BECOME AN EMERGENCY RESERVE VOLUNTEER!
At JCI, we’ve always been heavily focused on helping our community. Be it through events such as our Gala Dinners (this year in aid of No Limits) or challenges (APB Southampton 10k and half marathon), we spend a lot of our time volunteering or fundraising in the local community. For those of you who are community-minded, we have another opportunity for you to get stuck in and really make a difference in a crisis.
The British Red Cross is recruiting Emergency Reserve Volunteers to build a workforce to handle many of the practical tasks which arise in emergency situations. This will range from filling and moving sandbags and cleaning up after a flood to sorting through supplies and fulfilling administration roles. All they ask is that you are over 18, live in the UK, have access to a phone which can send and receive SMS, and be fit enough to undertake basic manual tasks. By being a registered volunteer, the support that many of us offer the Red Cross in a crisis can be properly co-ordinated and we can be sent where people need volunteers the most.
This scheme is currently being trialled in Hampshire and Scotland, and the British Red Cross are currently looking for 250 volunteers. If you are able to help, and want to, please go to http://www.redcross.org.uk/reserves and fill out the registration form. The British Red Cross do amazing work both at home and abroad, and JCI Southampton wishes to support them in any way we can.
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