British Red Cross

Charity registered in Scotland SC037738

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.


Current opportunities

You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with: Taking someone on a short trip or helping them run errands, providing door-to-door assistance for an appointment or visit. Offering a trained volunteer escort and conveying passengers safely from their starting point to their final destination either in BRC vehicles or in the driver's own vehicle. Accompanying someone on a public transport journey, enabling clients to keep appointments safely and efficiently. Commitment: 1-3 Journeys per week, service operates Monday to Saturday. Minimum of 12 months commitment. Volunteers for this role must hold a full UK driving licence.

You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with: Taking someone on a short trip or helping them run errands, providing door-to-door assistance for an appointment or visit. Offering a trained volunteer escort and conveying passengers safely from their starting point to their final destination either in BRC vehicles or in the driver's own vehicle. Accompanying someone on a public transport journey, enabling clients to keep appointments safely and efficiently. Commitment: 1-3 Journeys per week, service operates Monday to Saturday. Minimum of 12 months commitment. Volunteers for this role must hold a full UK driving licence.

It starts with Hello and it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness. Together we want to reach out reconnecting thousands of lonely people with their communities, tackling what is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing. Community Connectors support people affected by social isolation and loneliness to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. This involves: being aware of and keeping up to date with local community services appropriate to service users with support from manager; supporting lonely and socially isolated service users to build confidence, self-esteem and to regain independence; carry out tasks independently and as an effective team member; listening to people's needs, aspirations and concerns, and co-creating a step plan to ensure the person meets their aims - this may involve providing advice on regular, healthy nutrition and hydration and managing hygiene; and supporting people to attend local community services suitable to their needs, helping them identify other activities in the area and going with them as necessary - this may involve travelling with service users or transporting them using your own vehicle where appropriate. “I’m showing compassion, empowering people, letting them know what help is out there, and helping them move forward.” Lisa, Independent Living Volunteer Location: Glenrothes Office Commitment: The service operates from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00am – 17:00pm. Minimum commitment of 6 months, volunteers must be available 3 - 4 hours per week on weekdays

You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with: Taking someone on a short trip or helping them run errands, providing door-to-door assistance for an appointment or visit. Offering a trained volunteer escort and conveying passengers safely from their starting point to their final destination either in BRC vehicles or in the driver's own vehicle. Accompanying someone on a public transport journey, enabling clients to keep appointments safely and efficiently. Commitment: 1-3 Journeys per week, service operates Monday to Saturday. Minimum of 12 months commitment. Volunteers for this role must hold a full UK driving licence.