British Red Cross

As a British Red Cross volunteer you will be part of a fantastic network of who campaign and advocate on behalf of the British Red Cross.
We are looking for someone who can commit to be part of a society and is passionate about the work of the British Red Cross and engaged in humanitarian issues.

We have various volunteering opportunities a few are listed below


Event First Aid - Train in advanced first aid and you’ll be ready to help at any event, from a community fete to a festival or a football match. Or you could teach your first aid skills to others, so that more people can cope in a crisis. Typical roles include:

  • Event first aid service volunteer: Give first aid to people who need help at public events and support the ambulance service.

Refugee Support – We offer practical support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers to help them settle in to a new environment. Typical roles include:

  • Caseworker volunteer: Help vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees to access suitable support services, the NHS, social services and legal representatives.
  • Interpreter volunteer: Use your language skills to offer valuable support and advice to help people who are settling in to a new environment.
  • International family tracing - When families are separated by armed conflict, political upheaval, natural disasters or migration, you will help search for lost loved ones. You will be an invaluable member of the team that helps to reunite families.
  • Administration support volunteer: You will provide crucial administrative support for the teams involved in tracing separated family members. You could be maintaining databases, typing correspondence or assisting with case reviews.
  • Interpreter volunteer: In this role you will use your language skills to interview people who have lost contact with a relative. You will trace missing relatives and send messages overseas on behalf of families who cannot communicate with our caseworkers in English.

Emergency Response - In an emergency such as a transport incident, evacuation, flood or fire, you’ll be there to help. You’ll support the emergency services at a rest centre, or provide first aid or transport assistance. You could also provide practical and emotional help to people who have suddenly found themselves homeless following a fire, evacuation, industrial accident or flood.

  • Emergency response support volunteer: You will help provide vital administrative and logistical support to a Red Cross team during a major incident or disaster.

Independent living - Our independent living services provide valuable time-limited care and support to vulnerable people across the UK, helping them live independently in their own homes.

  • Support at Home Volunteer - The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.
  • Independent Living Service Volunteer - The aim of this role is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs. The Service Volunteer will be the ‘point of contact’ for the service user and will enable them to access the services they require to alleviate the crisis and move on with their lives. The Service Volunteer will support the person to meet their goals and outcomes.
  • Community Connector Support Volunteer - Could you help people in your community who are lonely or isolated?

The aim of the Community Connecter role is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. We will place the person at the centre of what we do and help them by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for up to three months, depending on their needs.

         

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