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British Red Cross (Sheffield)

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We put kindness into action: The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we’re there when you need us.

Refugee Support Driver 2020/21

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2021. Closing date for applications is 31 Jan.

Do you have your own vehicle? Are you able to give your time to drive? Helping us to deliver resources or helping refugees and asylum seekers who don't have transport to get to appointments? (Sheffield based - starting in January 2021)

As a Driver Volunteer you work one to one with refugees and asylum seekers who are using our services and be able to give your time for one year.

We are looking for people who have a valid driving license, access to their own vehicle and are able collected during office hours from Monday to Friday (9-5pm) from the office: 24 Jessops Riverside, Bradbury House, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.

Tasks included in this Role:

- Driving your own vehicle to collect or distribute food or clothing as part of our Emergency Provision
- Helping with the movement and storage of stock
- Driving your own vehicle to transport clients to and from appointments
- Maintaining full records of deliveries, collections and places visited

What skills do I need?

You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training will be given for any technical requirements. Also: - Has local driving knowledge - Has Business insurance or similar cover - A good communicator and empathetic to the situation and needs of asylum seekers and refugees - Able to work alone and unsupervised as required - Able to lift, move and store stock safely - Able to use emotional support skills in a calm manner - Personally resilient as you may need to deal with difficult or challenging situations

What will I gain?

- Experience with communication and providing emotional support - Experience driving professionally - Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world - Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Training and support

- A full induction, support and supervision throughout your volunteering period - Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet - Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world - 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.

Time commitment

Able to volunteer for a year collecting resources from the office Monday- Friday 9am-5pm and delivering them at a time which suits the volunteer and client.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Bradbury House, Unit 24, Sheffield S9 2RX
  • CausesRefugees and asylum seekers, Social isolation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening
  • Skills and InterestsDriving, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsLaw, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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