Individual Support Volunteer

19 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Individual Support Volunteer

Location: Wimbledon SW19 4EE

Hours: 4 Hours a week between Monday - Friday

About the role

This role is key to the organisation and will help you make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. Whether it is helping out with a particular service when they're busy, lending a hand in IT or marketing or undertaking tasks around one of our centres, you will get involved in a great cause. You will be bringing some of your own knowledge and experience to the role and you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.

About the person

You need to have good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:

* Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently or as part of a team

* Available to help out with a variety of tasks as agreed

* Interested in learning more about the organisation and the humanitarian world

* Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy

Tasks Included in this Role:

* Helping out with research or admin tasks when the office is busy

* Providing marketing, IT or business experience on an ongoing basis

* Supporting a variety of departments with whatever work needs doing

What We Offer:

* Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site and e-learning facility

* Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world

* A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones

* Reasonable out-of-pocket travel and lunch expenses paid

* Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Young People and this Role

We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. You can volunteer in this role from the age of 15 subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent for those aged 15.

Here's a little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.

From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goal is to connect human kindness with human crisis.

We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

We support a huge range of people and we recruit for a diverse workforce - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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