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Become An ESS Volunteer

What qualities are wanted in an ESS volunteer?

  • Have concern for people affected by disaster and want to help
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to respond on short notice
  • Flexible and work well as part of a team

What are some rewards for ESS Team Members?

Making a Difference: You are part of a team that provides shelter, food, and emotional support when disaster forces people from their homes.

Training: combination of on-line and in-person training is provided to ESS team members, based on their assigned function within the ESS team.

Recognition: Recognition of ESS team member efforts can take many forms, including volunteer appreciation events, certificates, awards, letters from local and/or provincial government, as well as expressions of appreciation from peers, community members and those helped.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in joining the local ESS team, please complete the Emergency Social Services Team Member Application package. This can be returned to the Emergency Social Services Coordinator. Once your completed application is submitted, you will begin going through the application process to determine if you are a good fit for the ESS team.

The Emergency Social Services Team can be reached in the following ways:

By email: ESS@rmwb.ca

By phone: 780-762-3636

By mail:

ESS Coordinator
Regional Emergency Services
200 Airport Rd
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 4P1

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