British Red Cross

Art Therapist, Chiropodist/Podiatrist, Dietitian, Drama Therapist, Music Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, Orthoptist, Osteopath, Paramedic, Physiotherapist, Prosthetist and Orthotist, Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapist
Build your listening and communication skills while making a practical difference to those impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Are you looking for a placement that enables you to use your active listening skills and gain experience for your course?
Could you provide emotional or practical support to somebody in need?

We are looking for volunteers who can provide help to those who need it most through our National Support Line.

You will provide support to those who may have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Some of those you will be helping will need emotional support as they are experiencing loneliness and isolation. Others may need an emergency food parcel or medication, or to be signposted to an external agency who can provide further support.

Volunteers will generally be able to undertake a minimum of one shift (4.5 hours) per week. Shift patterns are 9.45am – 2.15pm, and 1.45pm – 6.15pm, 7 days a week. We ask for a commitment of 6 months, or 26 shifts, as a minimum following training - the timescales can be flexible to fit around your study commitments.

You must have access to a quiet space and telephone, a laptop or desktop computer with internet connection (tablets do not work with our system) and be IT proficient.

If you are interested, please apply here:

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and safe practice
  • Delivering public health initiatives
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