The Community Crisis Response Team-LK was founded by Faraj Farizul and Nivendra Uduman. Their vision is to equip people and communities with skills to be better prepared for crises and emergencies including day to day situations and national level disasters. They have volunteers trained in First Aid/CPR, Psychological First Aid, etc who are ready to respond to call out’s.
The CCRT was active during the Easter Sunday crisis in Sri Lanka, providing psychological first aid via WhatsApp/phone calls and has also responded to the National Hospital on the day of the attacks to provide support to families of those injured/deceased. Their volunteers, in their own individual capacity, have also responded to medical emergencies at their workplaces and other public places, providing first aid.
The CCRT is looking to expanding the team and is inviting committed, passionate and self-motivated people who have the time to help build safer communities. Volunteer commitment towards attending training sessions and other team events is vital, for the team to sustain and that is what the CCRT is looking for. The readiness and ability to also promptly respond to crisis, while taking responsibility for themselves and others around them is important.
Location: Anywhere in Sri Lanka
Deadline: 31 December 2019
- Training is once a month and it’s mandatory for volunteers.
- Volunteers must be above the age of 18.
- Volunteers are welcome from across Sri Lanka
- Previous training in first aid is an added advantage.
- Responsibilities will be communicated to them at orientation.
Apply & Contact Details
To sign-up, please contact Nivendra Uduman via email on [email protected]