Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Volunteer Information Session tonight towards Emergency Social Services Program in Prince Rupert

The Prince Rupert Library is the host venue tonight as those behind the Emergency Social Services  Program in Prince Rupert prepare to welcome potential new volunteers and those with an interest to the program to their one hour presentation.

As the name of the program suggests, Emergency Support Services (ESS) is a community-based emergency response program designed to preserve the physical, emotional and mental well-being of those affected by an emergency or disaster. ESS provides the temporary (generally up to 72 hours) delivery of resources and services to provide the support needed to help evacuees re-establish themselves as quickly as possible. 

The core ability for it to function is through the work of volunteers in the community who lend a hand when called into action.

Members of the ESS team are dedicated, enthusiastic, caring and passionate volunteers who are committed to helping community residents in the event of a disaster. ESS volunteers are eager to be involved, support the community and help others in their time of need. 

Their mission is to uphold the physical, mental and emotional well-being of evacuees through the temporary delivery of resources and services. Required Skills, Experiences and Qualifications 

Volunteers are not expected to have any specific training, skills or experiences prior to joining the ESS team. Training opportunities will be provided and volunteers will gain experience as part of the program. 

Some requirements to particpate in the program include: 

Minimum of 16 years of age 
Have a valid BC Driver’s License 
Successful completion of a Police Information Check (PIC) and a Vulnerable Sector search as part of the application process

Joyce Charlton is the head of the City of Prince Rupert ESS Program, if you can't make it to the information session tonight, you can contact her at 250-627-7779 or by email at

Tonight's Volunteer Info Session starts at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Prince Rupert Library on Sixth Avenue West, directly across from the RCMP detachment.

More on tonights session at the Library is available from the Event page on Facebook.

More items of note from Prince Rupert City Hall can be reviewed from our archive page.

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