This role is to assist the Volunteer Coordinator (VC) by providing support to new and established Mobility Aids Volunteers acting as the link between volunteers and the VC. Lead Volunteers can act as coach/mentor to other volunteers, enabling their volunteering experience to be effective and fulfilling. This is the ideal role for someone who is an experienced coach/team leader (or has leadership potential), and can be a role model and champion of our service and our Fundamental Principles.
Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM, Fri AM, Fri PM, Sat PM
Recruitment process: What we offer Lead Volunteer competencies
Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones
All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training)
Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training
An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives
Young People and this role
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. The minimum age you can volunteer for the Red Cross is fifteen years old, however for this role and due to lone working and coaching/supervising requirement you must be at least eighteen years old. Other roles are available (see Mobility Aids Volunteer role descriptions).
We provide a well-structured pathway to ensure you have all the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake this role as soon as possible.
In addition to your core learning pathway you will be required to undertake:
Everything you need to know to undertake the role you have chosen, including any additional training required to fulfil the role, this varies for each person. Your line manager will cover this with you one-to-one at your own pace.
What we offer
Lead Volunteer competencies
Typical tasks include (in addition to your core volunteering role):
Meeting and supporting new volunteers and assisting the VC to deliver induction
Supporting volunteers through coaching / mentoring
Engaging with Mobility Aids Volunteers and coordinating their activity
Acting as a link between staff and volunteers
Promoting and demonstrating the Fundamental Principles
Being a role model and promoting our values and behaviours framework
Promoting the service and volunteering opportunities
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
We are looking for someone who:
Enjoys meeting people and has good interpersonal skills
Is IT-literate and ideally is familiar with computerised stock management systems or willing to learn our system
Can build and maintain professional relationships
Can support volunteers through change, be an effective leader, coach and mentor
Support volunteers through work shadowing and ensure service specific training is undertaken
Is willing to attend, as required, induction and foundation training, plus other role specific training
Is willing to travel to other locations if required
Will uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Red Cross policies including Equal Opportunities
Will act in accordance with our values and behaviours framework
Will treat people with respect and uphold their dignity