I was pleased to meet with British Red Cross community reserve volunteers and plan to make local Inverclyde residents and community councils aware of the scheme.
The volunteers don’t need any specialist skills and will be contacted by text if there is an emergency in their community they could help with. They will undertake vital jobs like packing food parcels, blowing up airbeds for rest centres and filling sandbags in times of flooding.
Any necessary training will be given at the scene of the crisis and you can confirm your availability when you are contacted.
The scheme hopes to recruit 10,000 community reserve volunteers across the UK by the end of 2019 and it takes just ten minutes to sign up at www.redcross.org.uk/reserves