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Interested in getting more involved
If you are interested in joining West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers, then the first thing you can do is sign up to the forum to find out a little more about what we do, and ask any questions you have. Your status on the forum will be ‘Registered User’, which means that you are a guest of our group.

Becoming a fully paid up member elevates you to the status of 'Volunteer' which allows you to take part in group activities, go on call-outs and have access to training. You will find more information about membership below; what is expected of you as a Volunteer, membership fees, etc. If you decide that you would like to go ahead and join the group, there are online forms below that will provide us with your details

The Benefits of Full Membership

Full access to the website – this reveals information on Volunteer activities, training and exercises, group meetings, and responder-only deals with suppliers.

Access to training days (and discounts on costs)- we try to hold a number of training days throughout the year at a number of locations in West Yorkshire (there is sometimes a nominal fee to cover the use of facilities).

Assist with call-outs– you will be able to be called out to assist with incidents (naturally those closest to an incident are called out first, and preference will be given to those who have completed the core training).

Social events – various social events are held through the year that are exclusive to members, including camping and green laning trips, there are also opportunities to assist the shows team at shows.

Access to ‘Member-Only Deals and Discounts' - we negotiate with local and national suppliers to bring the best possible discounts to our members.
What is required of a Volunteer

Because we are working with category 1/2 services, principally the emergency services and local authorities, often in difficult conditions we have to be organised and structured. This means that we need to ensure that our members are properly insured, with well maintained vehicles and have an understanding of both on and off-road driving and recovery techniques.

Vehicle – any 4x4 vehicle has a place in the group, because of the wide range of possible incidents that we could attend. This means that anything from a standard family 4x4 to a very tooled up, lifted vehicle with winch and sliders is suitable. For example, a standard family 4x4 might not get to the most of extreme locations, but equally a two seat quarry basher isn’t much use if we are called upon to evacuate a care home or similar.

Insurance – whilst the group has insurance which will cover you for activities as a volunteer, it does not cover your vehicle. You will need to notify your insurers to have them add ‘voluntary work’ to your policy. Most insurers are willing to cover for this sort of work and don’t seem to charge extra for it. 2gether, Adrian Flux, NFU, Sureterm and Asda are known to cover voluntary work, but there may be others who do. There is further information available in the forum on insurance.

Communications – we need you to have some form of mobile communication for volunteer work so that we can direct you and give locations when you are on a call-out and also for your safety. A mobile telephone is pretty much essential. Other forms that we use are CB radio, PMR and Amateur Radio, however they are not a requirement for Volunteers.

Equipment – we do not expect people to go out and buy loads of equipment to do 4x4 Volunteer work, but we have a basic list of things that we feel are necessary and that most people have anyway. You will read more on equipment within the forum.

To Become a Volunteer please fill out the form below and we will then be in contact to arrange the payment of your Pro-Rata Membership fee and book your induction.

Membership fees:
Set Annually at the AGM in July and are currently set at:

£15 Volunteer Per Annum
£20 Joint Volunteer Per Annum

At your induction you will be issued your ID badge, Kit, And 4x4 Id Stickers. You will also receive a list of events, training and any other items required to be a member.

if you are interested in joining please email us using

Once a Volunteer your Forum Privileges will be enhanced so you have access to even more resources.
We are not government funded and rely solely on donations, please help us continue our operations by donating below! All moneys raised goes to developing the group further and ensuring continued cover throughout West Yorkshire.