Independent Living Volunteer (Ayrshire)

  • VO98734


For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. Helping someone get their essential shopping, pick up their prescription or get the heating turned on can make all the difference for them to feel safe at home.

We are looking for volunteers who live in Ayrshire and are able to volunteer at least 4 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Are able to drive and have use of a vehicle, this is preferred if providing outreach support but not essential. If you will be driving for this role you need to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.
Have good communication skills.
Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.
Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.
Please apply directly via the British Red Cross link

Organisation aims and objectives

For the last 150 years, we have put kindness into action. The British Red Cross has been helping millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need when crisis strikes.










Frequency and commitment details

4 hours per week between Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


Experience required: Driving preferred, but not essential as long as able to travel as required across Ayrshire.
Travel details: Travel expenses will be paid
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Approximately 25 hours of initial training. Mainly online and via Zoom