Community Connector Support Volunteer (Carer Support - Midlothian)

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Loneliness can have a devastating impact on people’s health and wellbeing. British Red Cross volunteers are here to help people know that they are not alone and to reconnect with their community.

If you are compassionate, like helping and meeting people then this could be the role for you.

We are looking for someone who is able to:

  • volunteer at least 2-3 hours per week for at least 12 months between Monday to Friday from 9am till 4:30pm.

  • Driving is preferable but not essential. If you are driving for this role you should have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle.

  • Understand the issues of unpaid carer.

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

Diversity

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 volunteerrecruitment@redcross.org.uk