Join the team
Whether you choose to help us by volunteering or by applying for one of our paid roles, we are always on the lookout for talented and compassionate individuals to join us in our mission to reduce human suffering.
As humanitarians, we don’t always know where we will be needed, when or by whom, but our work has a huge impact when disasters and emergencies strike. This means we need a pool of trained, committed and like-minded people who are ready to get involved, sometimes at short notice.
Becoming a REACT Responder
Our Responder volunteers receive intensive training to react to emergencies and disasters here in the UK and internationally. Examples of our UK work include assisting in flooded areas, welfare checks following storm-related power outages and helping to support the NHS during periods of unusual pressure. Our international work can involve helping people affected by earthquakes or tsunamis, getting aid to people in hard-to-reach places, enabling people to access clean drinking water and much more.
We provide agile, positive and skilled individuals to quickly assess situations and take action to ensure people receive the help they need, working closely with other agencies to achieve this.
Many of our Responders are veterans or have worked in blue light services because their skills suit this type of role, but we welcome people from all backgrounds.
If you are interested in becoming a Responder, click here to find out whether it's for you.
If you decide you have what it takes, the next step is to register on our Volunteer Portal and complete our online Foundation Course. This will take 2 – 3 hours and is packed with information about who we are and what our work entails.
You will then be asked to book a short informal on-line interview with a Regional Manager, followed by a half-day virtual selection workshop, to ensure you are a great fit to join REACT, and so you have all the information you need to ensure your best chance of success on your journey to become a REACT Responder.
We have a small but dynamic head office team, as most of our work is done through our volunteers, however when do have vacancies they are advertised on our website and public job sites. If you are looking for a paid opportunity, we also have a bank of paid workers who are called on when there are opportunities available via our trading arm REACT Solutions. For paid roles, we offer market rate (or above) salaries, with a pension and a flexible/hybrid way of working.
How ever you get involved to help us make a real difference you will, in return:
- Meet new, like-minded and interesting people
- Gain valuable skills and experiences
- Increase your confidence and self-esteem
- Improve your mental and physical wellbeing
- Discover a real sense of community, purpose and identity
- Benefit from local support and contacts
- Do good and feel positive
We hope to welcome you to REACT very soon.