Youth Education Volunteer

  • VO93023


Why we want you.

Can you help young people build essential life skills?

Community Education delivers free confidence-building workshops to over 100 ,000 people every year and we want you to help us in our mission to provide life-saving and life-changing education to help our communities become more resilient.

You will empower young people by delivering workshops on topics such as ‘Everyday First Aid’, ‘Coping with Challenges’ and ‘Empathy and Migration’.

This is a wonderful opportunity to represent the British Red Cross in your local community and gain experience in the voluntary sector, whilst working with a supportive and inclusive team.

What you will be doing/

  • Deliver a range of interactive workshops to young people in schools and youth settings.
  • Promote our Community Education workshops within your community.

What’s in it for you.

-The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people in your community.
-The opportunity to develop your existing skills, whilst gaining new skills and experience within the voluntary sector.
-The opportunity to share your skills and knowledge to help your community.
-You will meet new people and be part of a supportive and inclusive team.
-You will have access to the British Red Cross internal Jobs Site.

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Organisation aims and objectives

The Orkney British Red Cross provides support at home, transport and mobility aids to help people when they face a crisis in their daily lives. If you need help with transport to and from medical appointments, help with shopping or other everyday tasks or would like to hire a wheelchair please get in touch. We also have guesthouses in Kirkwall and Aberdeen for folk who are visiting relatives or in transit between hospital appointments. Kirkwall Guesthouse Reservations: 01856 875372; Aberdeen Guesthouse Reservations: 01224 592226


We ask that you can commit to this role and will be able to deliver workshops independently within six months of joining British Red Cross. We will provide you with all training resources, and we will support you by providing opportunities for observation
Experience required: - Confidence with independently delivering workshops to a group of young people. - Ability to communicate effectively with our partner organisations and young people. - Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently. - Passionate about exploring humanitarian issues and values. - Recognise the value of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the work that we do.
Travel details: Able to travel to and lead a one-hour workshop each week, usually between 9am and 5pm, with the opportunity for occasional evenings or weekends. Workshops occur at different times so flexibility is desired.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses from your volunteering activities and training will be reimbursed.
Training details: Free training, including ‘First Aid at Work’ certification, as well as ongoing personal development for the role.

Last updated 3 months ago