British Red Cross - Support at Home Volunteer

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.

We are looking for people who:

Live in Portsmouth, Emsworth, Waterlooville, Gosport, Fareham or Hayling Island.

Who have two hours per week to support a patient for four weeks, within Mon- Friday, 10am - 6pm.

Have held a driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.

Have their own car with business insurance that allows them to volunteer.

Health and Safety Statement - We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may 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.


  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require a driving licence
  • Will require own vehicle or access to a vehicle
  • Will require references

When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

Service operates 10am - 6pm

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