When We Need You
From 02/03/2010 onwards
Our School Speaker programme aims to help young people explore humanitarian values and encourage positive action. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the British Red Cross has an unique position in this area. School Speaker volunteers will be invited into primary and secondary schools to deliver interactive workshops on a variety of topics such as refugees and asylum seekers, HIV awareness, and the work of the Red Cross. You will need to be confident working with children and young people ensuring that appropriate facts and ideas are explored and discussion is encourage. You can also get involved in the development of resources and to influence the educational programme as it evolves.
About British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is a humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis whoever and wherever they may be
Skills & Experience
Confidence to present in a classroom setting, empowering young people, and exploring humanitarian values. Self-motivated and prepared to dedicate time to staying informed of current global issues. Tact and diplomacy Uphold Red Cross Fundamental Principl
The volunteering activity will take place in local schools. Our main British Red Cross offices are located in Hillington (Glasgow), Edinburgh, Falkirk and Inverness which are all acessible by public transport. We require volunteers to be comfortable travelling independently.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
A 1 day course covers an overview of the Red Cross, a refresher in presentation skills, information on specific humanitarian issues, and child protection.
Disaster / emergency relief
Travel Expenses are reimbursed through claim forms and paid into a bank account or by cheque. Car mileage rate of 40 per mile.
Frequency & Commitment
Minimum of 6 sessions delivered in schools every year. If included attending training, support meetings, travel, preparation etc this equates to at around 40 hours per year. 1 year minimum commitment
Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Gina Stevens