Ready for Anything

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Our volunteers are ready

Following the devastation caused by the Boxing Day floods in 2015, Ready for Anything was set up by York CVS and City of York Council. Following the success of the scheme, it is now being rolled out across the whole of North Yorkshire.

During the floods resources were stretched, however, the practical support offered by members of the public and businesses was invaluable. To ensure the response is even better in the future we are creating a database of enthusiastic volunteers who we can call upon to help.

There is no obligation to offer a regular commitment, but we will notify you when there's an incident and if you're able to help you can confirm to us by text message. We'll also provide you with appropriate training, awareness sessions and keep in regular contact. Read our FAQs.  

Could you be ready for anything! Register your interest here.
If you're registering on behalf our your business, please mention this in question 4.

Upcoming training sessions and events.






Sarah Armstrong CVS Chief Executive, says:

“After the floods there was a huge response from individuals and organisations giving support through physical labour, donations and even offering their homes to people over Christmas.

The York Flood Inquiry report recognised the fantastic response by volunteers, but they recommended a more coordinated future response. Ready for Anything can do that.

We need all sorts of volunteers – people and businesses. Please help us if you can. We don’t know when we’ll need you, we just know we will sometime!”

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This project is being funded by Nesta.  

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