Volunteering with British Red Cross: Information and Q & A session

Wednesday 07 October 2020

3pm - 4pm

Online (Zoom)

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Volunteering with British Red Cross: Information and Q & A session

Be part of something bigger than yourself. Give back to your local community. Make a difference to someone's life. Overcome your fears, boost your confidence, gain new skills and enhance your career by volunteering.

UPSU Volunteering have teamed up with our charity partner the British Red Cross for a virtual Q & A session which offers you the the chance to find out more about volunteering with the British Red Cross.

You can find out more about joining their friendly team, the roles on offer and you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions.

 

Could you help the British Red Cross to support someone experiencing loneliness and social isolation?

Being or feeling alone can have a devastating impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Their volunteers can help people to gain confidence and reconnect to their community. 

Due to Coronavirus they are looking for volunteers that can support with welfare/befriending calls. This role can be flexible to fit around your studies and currently can be done from the comfort of your home.

Location: Plymouth and some surrounding areas

What would I be doing?   
You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with:

•    Practical support such as light shopping for someone who has been discharged from hospital
•    Reconnecting people someone with their communities to help overcome loneliness
•    Helping someone connect with other organisations who can offer them support with their long-term health condition

(Please note the main focus of the role at the moment is Welfare Calls to service users.)

To find out more join our zoom chat or email ILCRVolRecruitment@redcross.org.uk  

Not sure if volunteering's for you? Check out just some of the many benefits here.

 


 

If you wish to attend, please register for a free ticket below - you'll get the Zoom link in your receipt once you've registered.


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