Membership of the Yorkshire 4×4 Response Group is open to anybody who is willing volunteer their time to help. You do not need to be an expert off-road driver, or even own a 4×4. We have a recruitment process that includes a period of probation to ensure that you meet our standards, and to give you some time to get a feel for the group and understand how we operate.

Any call out by recognised Emergency Services or other voluntary agencies is often likely to take place during unsociable hours and at some stage in inclement weather conditions hence the requirement for a degree of commitment to the group. However, please always remember that you are a volunteer and nobody expects you to carry out any task for which you feel you or your vehicle are not fully capable. If this is the case then please let the co-ordinator or incident controller know.

Our expectations are that you must be able to attend at least 4 group meetings and 3 events during a 12 month period. As part of this you will be expected to participate in group training, some of these modules are mandatory.

Besides responders, we also have non-driving positions, such as controller, events organiser, user liaison, member liaison and many other positions that don’t require a 4×4 or even a driving licence. We also use skills from members they have acquired from their normal jobs to help train our responders.

For driving roles, we require you to have full insurance that covers volunteering (check with your insurer). Your vehicle must be fully road legal. You must have no more than 6 points on your driving licence.

We currently don’t require DBS checks, but we will be introducing them

Our membership is £30 for the first year, this covers the basic costs of the initial items you will need, as well as a contribution towards our public liability insurance. After the first year, annual renewal is £16. The money goes towards training and the costs of running the group.

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