Training & Events

We’re pleased to announce our Autumn 2019 round of Ready for Anything training. We’ll be offering two different training sessions on the same day in each location. So make sure you read the information carefully to see which are relevant for you. There is no need to come to both, choose the one(s) that are relevant and convenient for you.

Training session 1 – Introductory training session (15:00 – 16:30)

This is open to any volunteers who has not previously attended the intro session (previously ran February – April 2019). You will get an overview of RFA, understand scenarios you may be deployed to and how the deployment process works, the dos and don’ts of responding, receive your equipment and meet the team behind the project.

Training session 2 – Police Training (17:00 – 18:30)

This session is open to any RFA volunteer. You don’t need to have previously attended the intro training, but it would be useful. The Police have kindly offered to run a training session for us on identifying suspicious people. Whilst we aren’t deploying volunteers into security risk situations, these skills can be transferred into identifying someone vulnerable in a rest centre who may need extra support, or into your everyday lives whether home or abroad.

To book a place on any of these sessions, please use the relevant link below (links also available on our website). All bookings will be via eventbrite, there is no need to email us.

There is a half an hour gap between each session so if timings go to plan this will be a good opportunity for networking. If you arrive for the second session and the first is still running, please come in quietly and take a seat.


Dates & venues:

Friday 6th September - York CVS, Priory Street, York YO1 6ET – book here

Friday 13th September – Northallerton Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR – book here

Monday 16th September – Ripley Town Hall, Main St, Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AX – book here

Monday 30th September – Thornborough Hall, Grove Square, Leyburn, DL8 5AB – book here

Tuesday 1st October – The Regen Centre, Landing Lane, Riccall, Selby YO19 6PW – book here

Thursday 17th October – Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham, YO62 4JY – book here

Tuesday 29th October – Sleights Village Hall, 53 Coach Road, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5BT – book here

Monday 11th November – Belle Vue Square, 1 Broughton road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ – book here


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If you are already signed up as a RFA volunteer we will tell you about new events by email and on this webpage. Sign up here to become a RFA volunteer if you have not already done so. 


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