Casualties Union Volunteer Member - Surrey Study Circle
Those who rescue, give first aid and medical attention to unwell or injured casualties need to practice and perfect their knowledge and techniques.
Our role is to provide trained acting, made-up ‘casualties’ on whom they can safely do this; in doing so our perception of the care received will be fed back to improve the training of those carrying out the First Aid.
We create the illusion of illness or injury, from a faint to a heart attack, from a splinter to a protruding broken bone. We study how the victim would behave, acting with appropriate posture, facial expression and speech.
We respond to how we are treated by providing vital feedback both during the scenarios or role-play and in any debrief session afterwards.
Since our foundation in 1942 we have thus indirectly improved the outcome of many real emergencies and saved lives.
Our branches and study circles welcome new members and their training meetings introduce them to our techniques, and develop the skills of the more experienced members.
We are asked to attend a variety of duties and exercises such as paramedic and fire service training, major traffic incident exercises, first aid competitions, hospital emergency training, television programs, airport exercises and urban search and rescue training.
On going Training Sessions are held in Redhill on the 3rd Friday of every month. Attending the training is optional and a full induction will be given
Under 16 year olds can volunteer with us so long as they are chaperoned/ with a parent or guardian.
There is a specific Junior Member training plan for people of this age and
junior trainees/ members are always welcomed to our training nights
What skills do I need?
We are looking for anyone who has the time and commitment to help our clients practice and perfect their incident response skills.
No previous knowledge or skills regarding casualty simulation is required as you will receive training on acting, make-up and staging at our local unit.
It helps, however, if you are skilled with your hands, have done some acting or first aid training.
As a volunteer, our training or duties may be outdoors and may require you to act as a casualty in wet or cold weather.
- Emergency Response
- Health and Hospices
- Community Support
- One Off Activity / Events
- Teaching, Training and Coaching
- Age restrictions
16+ Under 16 year olds can volunteer as long as they are chaperoned / with a parent or guardian
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 20/04/2022
End Date: 30/04/2023
Surrey Study Circle hold monthly training evenings every 3rd Friday of the month in Redhill, however, the duties and exercises we attend can be during a week day or at a weekend. There is no minimum requirement regarding the number of hours or duties you commit to.
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