Red Cross Volunteers - Torfaen

Recruiter
BRITISH RED CROSS 11
Location
Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Posted
04 Dec 2018
Closes
08 Dec 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Red Cross Volunteers - Torfaen

Would you like to volunteer in Torfaen but you're not sure where your skills are most needed?

Since 1870, the British Red Cross have been helping people in crisis. We pride ourselves on being a neutral, independent and impartial organisation, and our focus is simply on helping those that need it most.

We need volunteers to join us in our mission and we are looking for people from across Torfaen to help us to support people in crisis.

Here's some of the work we do
Even if you're not sure how you could help, if you're 15 years of age or older and passionate about our cause we would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about how you could get involved.

Below is a summary of some (but not all) of the services we currently offer across the county:

Independent Living

  • Torfaen First Call

A four-tiered model of support including telephone and face to face practical and emotional support that helps older people to maintain their independence and quality of life. We can help for up to eight weeks with basic shopping, assisting with medical appointments and collecting prescriptions, help with form-filling and accompanying to social events and groups to build confidence. We also support referral and signposting to other agencies. Please note that our volunteers do not do personal care, cleaning services or administer medication.

  • Community Connectors

Loneliness and isolation can affect anyone but especially older people, young mums, those who are recently bereaved, divorced or separated or "empty nesters". Working one to one for up to twelve weeks, we help people who are lonely or isolated to extend their social networks and friendships, to get involved in their community and to access the help of other agencies.

  • Torfaen Intermediate Care Support Service

We provide post-discharge support for individuals to enable people to return to their own home setting following a stay in hospital, or to prevent hospital admission. Our volunteers offer practical and emotional support such as essential shopping and helping to build confidence. Please note that our volunteers do not provide personal care.

Going forward
We may not be recruiting to all of these services at the moment, but if you are interested in any of the above projects or have other skills you think you can help us deliver services in Torfaen please get in touch!

You can either submit a speculative enquiry by clicking "Apply Online" or alternatively send your CV to and someone from the recruitment and selection team will be in touch with you soon to discuss your interest further.

Connecting Human Kindness with Human Crisis

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