British Red Cross (Shetland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037738

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.\r\n\r\nWe enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives

Current opportunities

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. This service is available 7 days a week 9.00am - 8.00pm depending on needs. We would like you to : volunteer at least 4 hours a week within the above times to drive and have use of a car if possible, though this is not essential ideally live on Shetland mainland but also need volunteers from the North Isles. Why we want you If you are compassionate and like helping and meeting people, then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you support people who are leaving hospital, helping to build their confidence so that they can continue to live independently in their own home. What you will be doing Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home. Bring people home from hospital. Help someone settle in when they first arrive home. Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions. Help people find further support if they need it. Keep records of tasks. To apply:

When there is a fire, flood or severe weather, we’re among the first to respond. From making a cup of tea to trekking through snow and sleet to deliver the essentials, we work with other organisations to do what’s needed straight away. This service operates 24/7 and is staffed by volunteers on an on call rota To be a part of this Emergency Response Service, we are looking volunteers who: Can be on call for 24 hours a month. Can ideally drive and have access to a vehicle , though this is not essential. To apply: Health and Safety Statement We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need. If you have any questions before applying please contact us at