Independent Living Service Volunteer (Greater Glasgow)

  • VO99808


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.

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

Regular at least once a week


Experience required: 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.
Travel details: Must be able to drive in UK and have access to own vehicle - essential travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursed
Training details: Approximately 25 hours of training. Mainly online and zoom, therefore good access to internet and good IT skills required.