Emergency Rest Centre Volunteers

The emergency could happen at any time so we are looking for flexible volunteers who are able to assist in the running of an emergency rest centre for residents of Colchester who have been evacuated from their homes. The main duties for a Rest Centre Volunteer will be to support residents by providing support, shelter, and refreshments. There will also be some paperwork that you will need to complete so that we can keep a log of residents that are attending the rest centre.


Supportive, empathetic, caring, flexible, problem solving skills, basic admin skills. Experience in emergency situations preferable but not essential.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    End of June
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
    At some rest centres
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/05/2018

End Date: 11/05/2019

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Availability Details

Flexible, maximum of 8 hours at a time


This opportunity is available in: Colchester

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