CAMERA Emergency Volunteering Team Training Sessions at Fulham Library

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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
By the end of the training, you will be more aware of why this volunteering is needed, and ready to respond in the event of an emergency. This training will be interactive and features a mixture of Powerpoint presentation in a large group as well as exercises which you will explore in small groups.

Dates and times:

Wed, 4 September 2019
13:15 – 16:00
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Wed, 18 September 2019
13:15 – 16:00
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Wed, 25 September 2019
13:15 – 16:00
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Fulham Library
598 Fulham Road


> We will provide light refreshments. However, if you have any special dietary requirements please come prepared personally.
>> Everyone who takes part in this project must attend this one-off training. There will be further optional training and social events at a later date.
>>> This is the first intake of volunteers, and there will be two further intakes in 2019. There will be a number training sessions to choose from in each intake which take place at various days and times.
Got questions about the project, or want to know more before expressing an interest? Get in touch by email.
We look forward to seeing you! 🙂



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