Engagement Volunteer

Recruiter
BRITISH RED CROSS 11
Location
East Sussex
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
07 Nov 2019
Closes
12 Nov 2019
Ref
1312654971
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Engagement Volunteer
Location: East Sussex


Ability to travel to events across the county, as needed.

About the role
As an Engagement Volunteer, you will have the chance to be part of a fantastic network of volunteers, helping to spread the message of the British Red Cross in your community. This may be at volunteering fairs, charity networking events and universities.
You will provide an overview of the British Red Cross and the range of services we offer here in the UK. You will help promote volunteering opportunities that we are recruiting for in the local area and research suitable networking opportunities.

About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, although full training can be given for any specific 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
  • Awareness of the benefits of having a diverse range of volunteers within the organisation
  • Basic IT skills
  • Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy

Volunteer Benefits Include:
  • The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives
  • Comprehensive free training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence
  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills or to gain new ones
  • The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people
  • Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in relation to the role
  • Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.
Tasks Included in this Role:
  • Promoting BRC volunteering opportunities locally and supporting targeted recruitment initiatives.
  • Providing general support to the engagement team, this may include helping with volunteer celebration events
  • Attending external events including exhibitions and awareness-raising sessions relating to our work
  • Researching networking events and partnership opportunities
  • Building up positive relationships with sixth forms, universities and local community groups, for humanitarian work.

Young People and This Role
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. To carry out full delivery of this service and subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent, volunteers must be 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.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis.

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