Join us

There are many different ways in which we would be greatly appreciative of assistance.

 

Membership of the Nottinghamshire 4X4 Response group is open to anyone willing to volunteer their time to help. You don't need to be an expert off road driver or even own a 4x4, there are a number of roles behind the scenes supporting and developing the group.

 

Responders:

Our responders come from all walks of live with differing skill sets united by a willingness to help others. They are all experienced 4x4 drivers with access to a 4x4. We have a wide range of 4x4s so you don't need to have a highly modified winch challenge truck as different types of 4x4's have different capabilities. You don't even need to be the best driver as we would train you how to drive in the most difficult scenarios.

 

Meet one of our responders:

Name: Danny 

How do you support the group:
I joined the group after a close family member relied on carers coming to visit. I like to think I'm helping somoene else's family by being part of this group. It's people like this who suffer the most in situations like bad weather but the ones that are most often overlooked. My role as a responder generally takes me out side of most peoples comfort zone heading out in all sorts of weather conditions helping the people who help other's.

Controllers:

If you would rather take shelter from the elements we run a team to answer the phones 24/7 to get the information from our customers and pass that information onto the responders. You would be tracking the movements of the responders whilst they are out assisting others to ensure their safety and be at the end of the phone they require any support. You dont need a 4x4 all you would need is a phone and a computer. We would provide all the training nessasary to perform the role.

 

Meet one of our controllers:

Name: Shelley
Occupation: Training and Development Manager

How do you support the group:
I joined Notts 4x4 Response around 2 years ago with my partner as a responder. I have now become part of the controller team taking calls from various agencies at all hours. I then arrange for the most appropriate responder to assist. The work the group does for other people is brilliant especially seeing as they have other commitments and doing this voluntarily.

 

Support:

If you don't have a 4x4 or don't feel the controller role is for you we could always use supporting members helping behind the scenes. if you have a set of skills that you feel would benefit the group please get in touch. There are a lot of different activities that go on behind the scenes to keep the group running.

 

Meet one of our support team:

Name: Peter
Occupation: IT Operations Manager

How do you support the group:
I joined Notts 4x4 Response 2 years ago as a responder. Since then I no longer have access to a 4x4 however I stayed on as a support member as I felt part of the family and recognise the importance of the group. I now help the group by administrating the IT systems including email, website and the SMS system. I am also one of the team of controllers and train all of the controllers on how to perform their duties.

 

For more information on how to join please come along to one of our monthly members meetings as seen on the Events page or speak to one of our committee members by emailing the below address and we will get back to you.

 

Committee@notts4x4response.uk 

 

 

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