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COVID-19 Update

Applications are still welcome at this time.

However, please note that a large number of the team are currently supporting our COVID-19 deployment and therefore, applications are taking a significant time to process. It’s unlikely that making an application now will provide the opportunity for you to help us during our current deployment. Please accept our apologies for this.

We would still very much like to hear from you for supporting the group in the future. 

We are always looking to recruit new volunteers

We need both Responders and Support volunteers to help the group. We hold a mixture of meetings and socials throughout the year, as well as training exercises, and an annual weekend away. We are made up entirely of volunteers, as such, we don’t expect you to always be available for call outs. New volunteers are provided with support to gain the experience required to become a fully active within the group, at which point you’ll be issued with your membership number and ID card. We’ll talk you through this process when you apply.

To be a Responder you will need a suitable 4×4 vehicle, lots of enthusiasm, experience or willingness to learn.

The group holds public liability insurance for our deployments, but you will need to check with your insurance company that you are covered for voluntary work of this nature. For some deployments, we are able to cover basic expenses including mileage up to 45p per mile. This is within current HMRC guidelines and does not count as “For hire or reward”.

We also need support for control, assisting Responders on call outs, shows, events and fund raising.

We need you to provide a number of documents in order to become a member. All applicants are required to produce a basic DBS certificate dated within the last 2 years for our review. Those applying to become a Responder are also required to undertake an independent online driver profile assessment and submit their driving license and vehicle details. As you will incur costs for obtaining these documents, we waiver the first years’ membership fee. If you would like to join, please click on the appropriate button below. If you have any questions about your application please contact us at membership@wm4x4r.org or contact us via facebook.

Please only select the options below if you wish to become a Responder or Support member of the group, and are happy with the terms that this carries.  If you would only like basic access our forum and join our mailing list, please select the “Login/Register” link on the main menu.