South East Wales

British Red Cross search for volunteers

The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers south Wales to support people after house fires and other emergencies.

The Fire and Emergency Support Service provides help for those who are homeless after a fire, evacuation, industrial accident or flood.

The service is searching for new recruits, aged 18 and over.

A recruitment evening is being held on Tuesday in Newport, and another in Cardiff next Tuesday, 10 May.

Using a customised vehicle, volunteers provide immediate temporary shelter, first aid, spare clothing and signposting to other organisations.

Training includes child protection and first aid. Volunteers are part of an on-call rota during evenings (1800-0700), weekends (0700-1800 and 1800 - 0700) and bank holidays.

Volunteers must be able to get to the Cardiff Fire Station on Adam Street within 40 minutes of an alert.

Recruitment evenings are being held between 1830 - 2030 BST on Tuesday 3 May at Bradbury House, Mission Court, Newport, and on Tuesday 10 May at River House, Ynys Court, Gwaelod-y-Garth, near Cardiff.

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