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​Events First Aid Volunteer​British Red Cross​Various locations

British Red Cross volunteers fully trained in advanced first aid are ready to help at any occasion across the UK, from a community event to a stadium-sized rock concert. When accidents happen or illnesses take hold, their knowledge can be vital in saving lives or preventing further injury. We provide first aid, occasionally life-saving, services to those who need help at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice.

Typical tasks include:
> Helping other members of the team set up and dismantle first aid posts
> Providing first-aid care in line with current protocols and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards
> Completing all paperwork associated with first aid delivery
> Using communication equipment, if required, in accordance with the radio licence and British Red Cross guidelines, and keeping appropriate records of use

You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:
> In possession of, or be willing to work towards, a recognised first aid qualification, or listed exemption, as laid down by the British Red Cross
> Understanding of the needs of service users of different ages, differing physical needs and varying background
> Willing to regularly attend first aid group training and first aid events
> Must be physically fit to undertake all of the procedures as detailed in the current edition of the first aid manual and in line with British Red Cross policy
> Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy
> This role requires a criminal record check (DBS/PVG/AccessNI) to the appropriate level.

Location: Looking for people to join the Woking Event First Aid group and be willing to cover events across Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey
All applicants must be able to attend the following training dates at the Woking Red Cross office:
4th, 5th and 12th March - Induction Training
25th and 26th March - Standard First Aid Training
1st and 2nd April - Standard First Aid Training continued ​ ​

​Contact: kpotter@redcross.org.uk  ​ ​


Literacy / Languages Volunteer​Oakleaf ​Guildford

Oakleaf is a local mental health charity who support people who suffer with their mental health on getting back into work through a variety of vocational training courses and social inclusion activities. Involvement with our activities would prove great experience for anyone looking to get into a range of professions/career paths including social care, mental health and teaching.

We are ideally looking for volunteers who could run literacy sessions with our clients either on a 1to1 basis or in a group session. This would include teaching basic literacy skills such as reading and writing and working with vulnerable adults of all abilities. 

In addition, we are looking for volunteers who could teach languages, such as Spanish, to our clients. This would be for beginners and would cover the basics. Ideally this would also be for a group but we would look into doing it as 1to1 if the volunteer felt more comfortable. Again it would be working with vulnerable adults with a range of abilities.  

For both the literacy and languages we can be really flexible on times within our working hours of Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:45pm (4:30pm on a Friday). As the activities would include working unsupervised with vulnerable adults we would need to get a DBS check for the volunteers who run our activities.

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Contact: ​annalisebaker@oakleaf-enterprise.org ​ ​


Volunteer Buddy​Voluntary Action South West Surrey​Guildford

Would you like to make a real difference in transforming someone's life? 

Welcome Buddies is a new project supporting people with mental ill health to take part in activities within the community. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers across Guildford and Waverley who:

  • Enjoy meeting and chatting to people in the community
  • Are available 2-3 hours each week (flexible)
  • Can work in a non-judgemental and supportive manner

Volunteer Buddies will be given full training and be supported by a coordinator. Reasonable agreed expenses will be paid.

Once trained volunteer buddies will help people to:

  • build up confidence and motivation
  • Search for meaningful activities
  • Attend interviews and activities if required
  • Mot importantly, you will be a listening ear and a friendly person to share a coffee with

​Contact: Denise Graves:    Call: 07825 417 204  Email: d.graves@vasws.org.