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Emergency Social Services
What is Emergency Social Services?
Emergency Social Services or ESS provides short term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies.
Assistance may include food, clothing, lodging, emotional support and family re-unification services.
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Emergency Social Services Director leads and oversees a group of dedicated volunteers who train and prepare to do the following in the event a disaster strikes our community;
- activate an Emergency Reception Centre to aid persons affected
- provide a referral service to assess evacuees needs to provide food, clothing, and lodging as necessary
- provide registration and inquiry information to the Red Cross to help re-unite families
- plan for Group Lodging Facilities (shelters) as needed
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine ESS Team is in need of volunteers. As a volunteer you;
- are provided specialized training and experience as an emergency worker
- develop new skill sets
- experience social interaction
- give support to your community
If you are interested in joining Emergency Social Services you should know the following:
You must be 19 years or over and undergo an annual Criminal Record Check. You should be a reliable team player that is able to take direction and have an ability to work under pressure.
How to Apply
Email email@example.com or call 250-615-6100. We would be happy to discuss the best volunteer opportunity for you.