CAMERA Emergency Volunteering Team Training – 18 & 25 September 2019
Could you help in Camden or Hammersmith & Fulham in the event of an emergency?
CAMERA Emergency Volunteering Programme has officially launched in Camden and Hammersmith & Fulham and we are now looking for people who would be able to be trained to respond in the event of an emergency.
The experience of the Grenfell tragedy and the Chalcots Estate evacuation showed that there was a surplus of people with useful skills and experience, e.g. counselling, who offered to volunteer but were not allowed to help as they were not known by the local authority dealing with the situation.
The CAMERA response and recovery volunteer team aims to give an opportunity for local people to help in situations such as these.
Volunteering roles include: Emergency Centre Assistants, Emergency Centre Team Leaders, Donation Assistants and Entertainers
Useful skills include: Language Skills, First Aid or other healthcare skills, Counselling, Youth Work and any other skills that enable volunteers to work with local people e.g. mental health
During the day we will cover:
Understanding what a volunteer centre is
Understanding the history of and need for this volunteering project
Understanding different types of emergency reception centres
Discussing reception and registration systems
Understanding the different humanitarian needs and vulnerabilities
Understanding the different volunteering roles on the CAMERA emergency response and recovery team
Understanding your responsibilities as a volunteer