Started in Nov 2011, Volunteer 4x4 is a fast growing free to join communication network setup to notify 4x4 volunteers where their help is needed during times of adverse weather conditions such as heavy snowfall. New volunteers can sign up instantly online, joining others who are registered to receive updates straight into their inbox and via SMS.
We have working relationships with key Local Resilience Forums, Civil Contingency Units, Emergency Service Providers, Search & Rescue Teams, Councils, Trusts and Charities
PLEASE NOTE: We previously included Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire CVEC as one of our partners. Sadly we have since been advised that a working relationship does not exist as we thought.
"Without the teams assistance aided by Volunteer 4x4 AnE centres and Intensive Care Units would have been understaffed or even closed"
Staffordshire Search & Rescue via Twitter
"I never tweet but wanted to thank you for your support for @StaffsPartnersh in getting our nurses out to patients!"
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust
"What a great idea @Volunteer4x4 is!!! As a district nurse its reassuring to know we can still see our patients!!!"
District nurse via Twitter
"I have been out with two guys tonight to get to a vulnerable patient who has been snowed in since Friday. Without their time and vehicles it would probably be a few days yet before we could get out safely to him! I can't express how grateful I am for their support and dedication, and all this done without payment!!!!!!!"
Care & Support Worker via Facebook
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer 4x4 offers a bulletin service to user-groups we do not currently have an MOU with. We can email your requests for assistance direct to registered volunteers in your region. This is similar to putting out a request for assistance via media channels but significantly easier to conduct and more targeted.