UCAN over the past year has successfully provided humanitarian aid to refugees arriving at Stansted Airport. We are now looking to create a Crisis Response Team who we will be able to mobilise and respond to crisis in Uttlesford at short notice.

We are looking for Volunteers to join a team of Crisis Response Volunteers to help support any emergencies and any other incidents that occur in Uttlesford. Working with partner organisations (Red Cross, Uttlesford District Council, Transport etc). As we are in close proximity to Stansted Airport, we are often asked to provide humanitarian aid to refugees arriving in the country.
This role will be very varied depending on the needs and can range from activities like arranging shelter, travel, food, medical information for people arriving or resident in Uttlesford due to a local/National/International Emergency.
You will always be working in a small team alongside other organisations. Full training will be given.
This role will be on an as and when needed, but occasionally it maybe at short notice dependant on what the emergency is and the situation.
Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Skills needed:

• Previous Volunteering experience – Desired but not essential
• Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner.
• Ability to work within the team
• Recognise own limitations and seek support from others.
• Act in a way that supports equality and values diversity.
• Organisational skills.
• Problem solving.
• Show empathy and compassion towards others and treat people with dignity and respect.
• Show resilience, adaptability and flexible approach as situations arise.
• Motivated to use initiative to recognise problems and seek solutions whilst understanding the importance of empowering and enabling others.

For further information:

Contact us on T: 01371 404525 E: volunteer@ucan.org.uk