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CERVs are a local group of volunteers who are keen to support their community and who can be utilised by the local authority to support the emergency response and recovery to incidents that can occur in their local area.
We are setting up a pilot Community Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) scheme on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum. This scheme will initially operate in the parishes of Hamble and Hound and we are working closely with both Parish Councils to recruit local volunteers.
The main purpose of this valuable role include:
- To help support the official emergency response (alongside the emergency services and other organisations) to hazards, emergencies and any other incidents that occur in your local area.
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (HIOW LRF) have created a unique opportunity for willing volunteers to donate some of their time to assist in the response and recovery stages of an emergency.
This will be a very rewarding volunteer role, as it’s the first time in Hampshire, with this new scheme, where community volunteers can be directly involved in the response to emergencies.
Although the main purpose of these groups is to help throughout emergencies, the volunteers can be assist with other things too, such as prevention and preparation work. Full interactive training will be provided by our colleagues in Communities Prepared who have been training emergency response volunteers all over the UK.
Please read the volunteer role description before you apply
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