Health and Care Volunteer (Greater Glasgow)

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For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. Supporting someone to get their essential shopping or delivering a food parcel, pick up their prescription, popping in to have a chat and a cuppa with them, helping them manage their mail or going with them to appointments, finding local support groups or getting their heating turned on are amongst the things that our volunteers can do to make all the difference for the Service User to feel safe at home.

The role can be very varied because we are trying to support the service user with what they need at that time, and everyone is different.

We work alongside the Assisted Discharge Service and operate our Follow on Service between Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

We are looking for someone who:

• Lives in the Greater Glasgow area and are able to volunteer for at least 4 hours per week from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

• Is able to drive and have use of a vehicle. Have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive vehicles in the UK.

• Has good communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.

• Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

• Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering (as detailed in the Learning Pathway attached) plus other specific training as required.

• Can commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteering after training.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.


Diversity is something we celebrate. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross and feel that you belong. We want to create an inclusive environment, and promote and spread the power of kindness. As part of creating an inclusive space we have an expenses policy that prioritises volunteers not being out of pocket for expenses linked to your role. If up front costs are difficult, you can speak to your volunteering manager about this to find alternatives. We welcome refugees, asylum seekers and others currently in the UK to volunteer with us. We want volunteering to be accessible to everyone.

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety.

We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment and will also have a conversation with you to discuss and identify any adjustments you may need.

If you have any questions before applying, please contact us at