When it snows or is icy, the Snow Angels committee decide early on whether Snow Angels is going to be operational or not. (Usually the answer will be yes, unless the snow or ice is very mild).
If Snow Angels is operational, one committee member will take charge for the day, and all calls to the Snow Angels phone number (01483 380025) will be diverted to that person's mobile phone or home phone number so they can field all the calls.
We then send a text message to all Snow Angels volunteers (usually between 8am and 9am) to ask about your availability. Just text us back with "Yes" (I'm available and in the village all day) or "No" (I'm not around or available) or, if it's complicated, when you're available (eg "Available pm only"). We'll log this availability in a spreadsheet so that we know who to call upon.
When calls come in, the person in charge will select the nearest available volunteer (checking from our records what jobs he/she is happy to do - and if necessary, whether he/she has a DBS certificate), and contact them to ask if they can do the job. If they can't, that's fine - we should usually have alternative volunteers to contact.
Jobs that we do include small amounts of shopping (up to £10), dog walking (for those happy with dogs), prescription collection, and small amounts of snow clearance (for those able and willing). We don't want any volunteers to give lifts in their car. All the activities we ask you to do are fully insured.