Volunteering in Emergency Planning

Find current Emergency Planning volunteering opportunities, such as working in emergency incident rooms or reception centres, on the Get Involved Hub:

Current opportunities

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue

Train to become a Retained Duty System Firefighter - you'll do the same job as a full time firefighter, but be on-call from home or work in case of fire:

Retained Duty System Firefighters

Northamptonshire Police

There are a number of specialist volunteering roles working with Northamptonshire Police:

  • Police Support Volunteers
    Work alongside officers in the field, in the office, or with a specialist department.
  • Police Volunteer Cadets
    An extension of our Force for young people aged 16-18.
  • Special Constabulary
    Train as a member of the force on a voluntary basis.
Volunteering with the Police Force

Partner organisations

In an emergency situation many organisations could be called up to assist including various voluntary agencies.

The Northamptonshire Emergency Planning Team would coordinate various groups and organisations to provide different services or resources. This would depend on the type of support required and the size and type of the emergency.

Anyone can get involved and volunteer to help in a variety of roles. Here are some of the organisations and groups who work with us and who are reliant on the efforts of their volunteers.

We believe that age needs respect, it needs kindness and sometimes it needs help. We can be here for everyone in later life.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the British Red Cross. They save and change lives, raise vital funds and run our shops.

The leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

The MVS support communities in and around all UK waters and waterways.

A voluntary network of schemes where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to build safe and friendly communities.

If you have a 4x4 vehicle you could help provide an all terrain logistics support back up service to support the local Emergency Services in the times of need.

A group of trained volunteers who are on call 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. Our mission is to support the Police and other ALSAR teams in the search for missing and vulnerable people.

The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs.

The UK's leading Service charity providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

Through more than 40,000 volunteers Royal Voluntary Service helps support older people all over the country to stay independent at home and active in their community.

So many people have it in them to be a Samaritans volunteer. To touch another person’s life when it really matters, by helping them directly, or by keeping our branches running, is a rare gift.

As a volunteer you can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

There are many practical reasons for volunteering; meeting new people, gaining new skills, going on an adventure, improving your CV. But, the contribution you make can make a huge difference in someone else's life too.

Volunteers are extremely important to the support that we give to victims and witnesses of crime. They outnumber staff in our charity by about five to one, so clearly they're essential to our work.

The Women's Institute (WI) plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.