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Northumberland CVA is delighted to be partnering with Communities Prepared to offer free online training for Northumberland communities on managing emergencies.

Starting on February 16th and running over three consecutive weeks, these timely training webinars will provide information and guidance for Northumberland-based community volunteers on emergency response, leading a volunteer group and crisis recovery. The interactive sessions will be delivered by Communities Prepared with support from the team at Northumberland CVA and have been designed to support the incredible efforts of local community volunteers and community activists, including:

  • Flood Warden and Community Emergency Volunteer groups
  • Mutual Aid and Isolation Support groups and anyone involved in the COVID-19 response efforts
  • Committee members, trustees and volunteers from village halls, community centres and community venues

The sessions are also open to Councillors, Clerks and staff from the local Town and Parish Councils.

To find out more about the sessions and to book your free place, please visit the links below:


Incident Management Parts 1 & 2: an introduction to emergency response and guidance on building a multi-role volunteer group

February 16th (6-8:15 pm)


Crisis Recovery: explores the emergency recovery journey and the role of volunteers and Town and Parish Councils in the process

February 23rd (6-7:30 pm)


CEV Coordinator: guidance for volunteer group Coordinators and those involved in organising volunteering efforts

March 2nd (6-7:30 pm)


Crisis Recovery – a repeat of the earlier session for those unable to make the evening slot

March 3rd (12:20-2 pm)