For people recovering from illness, or who are facing a recent diagnosis, being able to stay in their own home can make all the difference.

Our Support at Home Volunteers help with shopping, getting to appointments or checking in with a phone call. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier.

This service operates in Shrewsbury.

To be part of the team we need volunteers who can:

  • Volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours per week Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, with occasional weekend appointments.
  • Driving is not essential. However, if you are driving for this role you should have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle.
  • Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering (as detailed in the Learning Pathway attached) plus other specific training as required.
  • Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced with Adults barred Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Why we want you

If you are compassionate and like helping and meeting people, then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you support people with day to day tasks and help to build their confidence so that they can continue to live independently in their own home.

What you will be doing

  • Visit people in their home.
  • Bring people home from hospital and settle them in.
  • Give companionship, including relieving a carer or relative for a short time.
  • Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions.
  • Help people to get to medical appointments.
  • Keep records of tasks.

What\'s in it for you

  • 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.

What skills do I need?

  • Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Encouraging and supportive.
  • Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
  • Can work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Able to commit to a regular shift.

Posted for
Red Cross

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Quick Enquiry


  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People
  • Well-being


  • General Helping


  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Complaints Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ex-offenders Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/02/2024

End Date: 30/11/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours per week Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, with occasional weekend appointments.



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