Event First Aid Logistics Support Volunteer
About the role:
You will be supporting the event first aid team by maintaining and transporting equipment that is used at first aid events, setting up the equipment and supporting teams of volunteers during events. The role covers four main areas of work:
•Cleaning and restocking equipment that has been used at events.
•Driving vehicles to and from event sites and other British Red Cross offices to get them ready for events.
•Delivering equipment to event sites and setting up treatment and volunteer welfare areas.
•Maintaining and replenishing equipment stocks around the event.
This role is suitable for volunteers who are interested in all, or only some of, the four areas listed above.
About the Team:
British Red Cross volunteers are fully trained in advanced first aid to be 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.
About the person:
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. We keep the service user at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make.
Also someone with:
•The capability to carry and move equipment, some of which can be bulky.
•A valid UK driving license, if you wish to help with driving vehicles.
•Willingness to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.
Volunteer Benefits Include:
•The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives.
•Comprehensive training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
•A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones.
•The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people.
•Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty.
•Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.
Tasks Included in this Role:
•Cleaning and maintaining event first aid equipment.
•Using barcode scanners.
•Signing sheets to ensure quality compliance.
•Packing equipment into vehicles.
•Delivering equipment, setting up and clearing up at first aid events.
•Supporting medical volunteers at first aid events by ensuring equipment, vehicles and welfare facilities are ready for them to use.
•Driving vehicles to events, between British Red Cross offices and to service stations.
•Driving vehicles at events to move equipment around the site.
Young People and This Role
We value the skills, energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the Red Cross. Subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements, the minimum driving age, BRC driving policy and parental consent you can volunteer from this role from age 16+. Those aged 15-17 can be also be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training.
About the organisation:
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.
We value the skills and experience that people bring to the organisation. We will work with you to look at your knowledge and skills and help make an assessment about which elements of the learning for your role you will need to complete with us and recognise where you may already know all that you need to confidently and safely carry out your duties. We want to try and make sure that you get all the training you need, no more and no less.
The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
You can read the full Role Description and apply online by following this link: https://jobs.redcross.org.uk/tlive1_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.op... or you can apply over the phone on Tel: 0300 004 0554.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org - we are holding an open day event for this role on the 15th March, please confirm with us if you wish to attend.