The City of Vernon Emergency Support Services (ESS) Program is currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in being involved on an on-going basis with our program. There are many roles available, some of which require a successful police information check (pic) and vulnerable sector check, to safeguard the well-being of evacuees.
In general we are looking for volunteers with:
Please read "About Us" to gain a greater understanding of what ESS is all about. We look forward to your application.
Vernon Emergency Support Services is comprised of a group of dedicated and civic minded people who volunteer their time to work with the City and assist people evacuated from their homes due to fire, flood, landslide, and other emergencies. Around the Province there are hundreds of similar local volunteer groups working to deliver a provincially resourced array of services and resources to evacuees. These services, offered for a period of time directly following an evacuation order, may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support, information about the disaster, and family reunification.
What is it that Emergency Support Service (ESS) Volunteers Do?