The Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows ESS Volunteer Management Committee assists the Emergency Support Services Office in general volunteer coordination and program support.
Members of this team require a variety of skills, knowledge and experience related to volunteer management, program development and exercise design as well as considerable ESS volunteer experience (or approval from the ESS Director).
Provide feedback and guidance on volunteer engagement
Identify training opportunities and recommend exercise objectives
Assist Emergency Support Services Office in the initiation and support of any level of municipal or regional emergency operations.
Assist in Reception Centres, Group Lodging, or the Emergency Operations Centre as required during emergency response.
Meet as needed
Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of BCEMS/Incident Command System
Considerable knowledge of ESS plans.
Valid BC Drivers Licence
Ability to work in teams or individually
Able to lead and provide direction to others
Registration and Referrals
Introduction to Reception Centres
Introduction to Group Lodging
Available to attend most scheduled committee meetings
Participate in ESS exercises
Take required training courses provided by Emergency Support Services Programs
Tips for Volunteers
After your shift you should consider doing things that help you relax like talking with other volunteers about the day, getting exercise (walk, swim, run...), eating healthy, rest, etc. If you've had a tough day - remember you've made a difference!