British Red Cross (Orkney)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037738

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


Current opportunities

As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident. In addition, you could provide "behind the scenes" support to the response.

Using you own car or a Red Cross vehicle, you will offer door to door assistance for those in need. Providing freedom of travel for those with mobility problems, helping people to get medical appointments, carry out everyday essential tasks like shopping, or even to get out and socialise. Typically as an Independent Living Driver we ask you to act as an escort who, if necessary, will stay with a client throughout their journey.

As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident. In addition, you could provide "behind the scenes" support to the response.