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This week, Community Action: MK are focusing on finding volunteers for British Red Cross.

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis and are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies and they’re looking for the following volunteers:

> Event First Aid Service Volunteers provide first aid, occasionally life-saving, services to those who need help at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice.

Volunteers need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. You will also be willing to work towards, a recognised first aid qualification, or listed exemption, as laid down by the British Red Cross, have an understanding of the needs of service users of different ages, differing physical needs and varying backgrounds, be willing to regularly attend first aid group training and first aid events and be physically fit to undertake all of the procedures as detailed in the current edition of the first aid manual and in line with British Red Cross policy.

> Event First Aid Radio Communications Volunteers will be providing support at public events, accidents and major incidents and helping the ambulance service in accordance with recognised procedures.

You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, be flexible and willing to attend events and incident response, be able to grasp a situation quickly, then focus, prioritise and work under pressure, clear in your thinking and speech and be IT literate.

> Ambulance Crew Volunteers provide first aid and life-saving services to those who need help at public events, accidents and major incidents and support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice.

Volunteers will need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, be a holder, or willing to work towards, the externally recognised Institute of Healthcare Development (IHCD) qualification, plus evidence of continuation training, be physically fit to personally deliver first aid and be willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

> Falls and Community Response Volunteers attend situations where an individual has suffered a fall or minor emergency in their home where there is no known injury.

If you have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills and are caring, thoughtful and patient, then the chances are you are just what BRC are looking for.

For all of the above roles volunteers will need to undergo a DBS/PVG check to the appropriate level.

For more details contact either Debbie or Shona on 01908 661623 or at debbie@communityactionmk.org, log onto www.do-it.org or visit Thursday drop in session at Acorn House from 10am-12pm.

 

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