Youth Education Volunteer

Youth Education volunteers deliver interactive first aid workshops to enable young people to understand, cope with and respond to a crisis.
Opportunity Currently Closed

About the opportunity

The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour around migration and first aid emergencies linked to risky behaviour around drugs and alcohol, by working with young people to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills.

The content of the sessions delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the adults we are working with. You will see the difference you are making as we reach people from all walks of life, boosting their confidence and willingness to help people with building more resilient communities.

About the Team

The Red Cross want to provide education that helps people understand, cope with and respond to a crisis and develop resilient communities.

Through education programmes, staff and volunteers work together with young people (aged 10-19 years old) across the UK to help them understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. To achieve this we will equip people with skills and build their confidence so they are able to act when needed.

We educate adults in first aid related to three key risk groups:

>  Drugs and alcohol 

>  Slips, trips and falls in the over 65's

>  Homelessness and rough sleepers

We educate young people in first aid, reduction of stigma and conflict in two risk groups:

>  First aid relating to drugs and alcohol

>  Stigmatising behaviour towards refugees and asylum seekers

Typical tasks include:

  • Delivering interactive first aid workshops to groups of young people to reduce the harmful effects of conflict, emergencies or stigma. The topics of conflict and emergencies may include first aid (topics dependent on area)
  • Assisting in the planning of sessions and preparation of resources.
  • Evaluation of the workshops.
  • Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery.
  • Care and maintenance of training resources.
  • Regular communication with your line manager.
  • We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation. 

About the person

Someone who is positive about educating adults and believes that they can make a difference to individual and community needs. Previous experience of providing education is desirable, however we also welcome those with no previous experience but have a passion for education as full training and development is provided.

You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, although full training can be given for the tasks. For this role, we're particularly looking for someone who is:

  • Committed to first aid education as a method of increasing community resilience.
  • Prepared to learn how to use the British Red Cross Everyday First Aid programme to teach first aid skills to learners from a wide range of different backgrounds.
  • Able to facilitate learning activities and interact with groups of people to support their learning.
  • Committed to helping every learner achieve their full potential by tailoring teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of different learners, monitoring progress and providing feedback.
  • Committed to enabling learners to evaluate and feedback on their first aid learning experience as a means to inform continual improvement of education delivery.
  • Willingness to respond to constructive feedback and share experiences with others in order to develop own teaching skills.
  • Willingness to deliver first aid education workshops following adequate training and mentoring support.
  • Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.

This role requires a criminal record check to the appropriate level.


  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check
  • Age restrictions

Applications can be accepted from people who are 18+

When you can volunteer

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Main Address: 
Briitish Red Cross
27 East St,