Community Connector Support Volunteer (Carer Support - Midlothian)

  • VO100242


Why we want you
1 in 5 people in the UK say they are lonely. Volunteers like you help people to
gain confidence so that they can reconnect with their local community.
What you will be doing
Give companionship to people in their home or in the community.
Help people to build confidence and self-esteem.
Support people with everyday tasks such as shopping or doctor
Help people to use local community services and social groups.
Keep records of tasks.
What's in it for you
Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones.
All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).
Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for
attending training.
An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation
and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives.

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

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


Experience required: The skills you need Warm and friendly with empathy for others. Good communication skills. Encouraging and supportive. Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people. Can work independently and as a part of a team.
Travel details: 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.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Travel expenses paid
Taster details: Ask for details
Training details: Mandatory training and service specific training required