Emergency Support Services

The Township of Esquimalt Emergency Support Services (ESS) team is responsible for planning and providing short-term, basic emergency assistance to individuals evacuated from their homes due to an emergency or disaster.

We're looking for community minded volunteers to join the Esquimalt Emergency Program's ESS Team. Training is provided.

Esquimalt ESS Volunteers are responsible for:

  • supporting evacuees without insurance with basic needs such as food, clothing, lodging, incidentals or transportation by providing a referral service to local vendors or supporting them in connecting friends and family where support is limited.
  • volunteers can link evacuees to greater support resources within the community such as NGO's or non-profits. 
  • opening and operating Reception Centres to aid people affected by a larger emergency or disaster.
  • opening and operating for Group Lodging Facilities (shelters), as needed.

If you would like to volunteer or require more information, please contact the emergency program office by emailing [email protected]