British Red Cross (Aberdeen)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037738

The British Red Cross helps people in times of crisis, providing a range of services in local communities across the UK. We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever people are.


Current opportunities

Fantastic Opportunity to Join the British Red Cross Team of Emergency Response Volunteers >About the role: 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. >About the team: The British Red Cross responds to hundreds of UK emergencies every year - from major floods to house fires and transport accidents. Our trained volunteers are always available to help, working closely with the emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to support their work responding to crises. >About the person: We keep the service users at the heart of all we do working to understand their needs and the difference we make. As well as good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, we are looking for people who have, or are willing to undertake further training, particularly any technical requirements. To volunteer for the Emergency Response role you must be aged 18+. However, we greatly value the skills, energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the Red Cross and (subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent) people aged 15-17 years can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training. For further details and to apply to volunteer with us please visit our online recruitment page at: https://jobs.redcross.org.uk/tlive1_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=932716QAy9&WVID=772610007l&LANG=USA If you have any questions or require more details please contact Mark Law, Emergency Response Officer at email marklaw@redcross.org.uk or tel.: 07543220117.

It starts with ‘Hello’. From new mums to empty nesters, it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness. That's why we're teaming up with The Co-operative. Together we want to reach out and reconnect thousands of lonely people with their communities, and tackle a problem that is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing. The aim of the Community Connector is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. We will place the person at the centre of what we do and help them by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for up to three months, depending on their needs. Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the local community. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Ieva Nevulyte, Community Connector Co-ordinator at email inevulyte@redcross.org.uk / tel:: 07872 839864.

Youth Education volunteers deliver interactive workshops to enable children and young people to understand, cope with and respond to crisis. The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour around migration and first aid emergencies linked to risky behaviour around drugs and alcohol, by working with young people to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills. The content of the workshops delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the young people we are working with. >About the Team: The Red Cross want to provide education that helps people understand, cope with and respond to a crisis and develop resilient communities. Through education programmes, staff and volunteers work together to educate adults (over 18 years old) and young people (aged 10-19 years old) across the UK to help them understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. To achieve this we will equip people with skills and build their confidence so they are able to act when needed. >We educate young people in first aid, reduction of stigma and conflict in three risk groups: * First aid relating to drugs and alcohol. * Stigmatising behaviour towards refugees and asylum seekers. >Typical tasks include: * Delivering interactive workshops to groups of young people to reduce the harmful effects of conflict, emergencies or stigma. The topics of conflict and emergencies may include first aid (topics dependent on area) * Assisting in the planning of workshops and preparation of resources * Evaluation of the workshops * Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery * Care and maintenance of training resources * Regular communication with your line manager * We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation >About the person: Someone who is positive about young people and believes that they can make a difference. Previous experience of youth work or teaching is desirable however we also welcome those with no previous experience of working with young people but have a passion for education as full training and development is provided. You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any specific requirements. >Also someone who is: * Able to communicate effectively with young people. * Willing to be adaptable and flexible. * Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently. * Eager to explore humanitarian issues and values with young people. * Committed to developing young people's skills and abilities to help them be more resilient. * Recognise the value of equality and diversity. * Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers complete two full days of foundation training introduction the Red Cross and then role specific training and shadowing an experienced educator. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Annabelle Britton, Engagement and Development Manager at E Mail: education@redcross.org.uk or tel.: 0161 888 8908.

Adult Education volunteers deliver interactive first aid workshops to enable adults to understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol, slips, trips and falls in the over 65's and homelessness and rough sleepers by working with adults to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills. The content of the sessions delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the adults we are working with. You will see the difference you are making as we reach people from all walks of life, boosting their confidence and willingness to help people with building more resilient communities. >We educate adults in first aid related to three key risk groups: *Drugs and alcohol. *Slips, trips and falls in the over 65's. *Homelessness and rough sleepers. >Typical tasks include * Delivering interactive first aid workshops to groups of adults to reduce the harmful effects of drugs & alcohol, slips, trips and falls in the over 65's and homelessness and rough sleepers. (The topics are dependent on the area). * Assisting in the planning of sessions and preparation of resources. * Evaluation of the workshops. * Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery. * Care and maintenance of training resources. * Regular communication with your line manager. * We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers complete two full days of foundation training introduction the Red Cross and then role specific training and shadowing an experienced educator. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Annabelle Britton, Engagement and Development Manager at E Mail: education@redcross.org.uk or tel.: 0161 888 8908.