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Consider volunteering for a local voluntary or community group activity.
This can be rewarding in itself and gives you a way to use any particular skills or interests you might have .
Whether this is as a member of the village hall committee,
British Red Cross
or some other past-time, it gives you an opportunity to learn about your community and develop other skills which might benefit your family and / or community in the wider context.
From an emergency response view point, volunteers from recognised organisations are more likely to be used than "ad hoc" volunteers as their background will be known to their organisation "managers" and skills recognised.
Some voluntary organisations regularly work with the emergency services in preparing and testing plans for emergency responses so their personnel are known to the emergency services and they are aware of the processes and procedures which might be used.
How the voluntary sector can help in emergencies
As work on
(see above) develops these relationships will be expanded with the wider community.
In particular, you might look at
Preparing for Emergencies : A Guide for Communities
Work is also being promoted through
to develop community resilience.
During an emergency
After an emergency
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