If you like to help people, you have come to the right place. Bermuda Red Cross may have just the opportunity that you’re looking for! You can train to be a responder to disasters, or you can connect families who are displaced by disasters or conflicts. The possibilities are endless.
Volunteers constitute 96% of our work force to carry on our humanitarian work.
Click here to go to our volunteer form
Volunteering opportunities include, but are not limited to the following:
- being available and willing to help where needed during busy times.
- Answering the phone and taking messages
- Follow-up and reminder phone calls
- Word-processing, shredding, filing and mailing, etc.
- have the ability to assess buildings and property for general upkeep purposes.
- Where possible be able to make any minor repairs or make recommendations on who to call.
- Tasks would be based on training covering all areas ranging from Communications, Psychological/Social Support, International Tracing and Family Links, 1st Triage, Risk Reduction and many more.
- Anytime there is a major crisis that requires response from the Red Cross, our volunteers would be asked to respond based on an 8 hour shift maximum, for the duration of the crisis. Of course, depending on the crisis the duration of the response could be anywhere from 24 hours through 3 months.
- All volunteers wishing to work within the Disaster Response area must be fully certified in Adult, infant and child CPR, basic first aid, AED (Automated External Defibrillators) IIA (Ideals in Action) which is the introduction course to the Red Cross/Red Crescent, our 7 Fundamental Principles, International Humanitarian Law, and the Geneva Conventions.
- After training is complete we would be asking our volunteers to take part in any exercises to practice the skills that they have been trained to use based on cross agency response to be sure that everyone is familiar with how response works. As for actual response it would be on an as needed basis, and volunteers would be contacted, by team leaders, and office staff.
- We would provide uniforms, ID and any equipment needed in a response situation.
- Assist customers with rental of equipment
- Maintain inventory and assist with minor rental repairs as needed
- Answer phone calls
- Be capable of filling in when manager is out of office
- Sanitize equipment
Throughout the year we organize a variety of different events. These events vary in time commitment and we can match one of those events to your schedule and availability.
The range of activities includes, but not limited to: raffle ticket selling; setting up and breaking down at events; making requests for donation items; handling pick up and drop offs around the Island (specifically in Hamilton)
Please call the office to find out more about ongoing activities.
Golden Hour Club
To assist in serving refreshments during each gathering as well as any set-up and break down.
You can become an authorized provider and have one of your staff trained as a Red Cross instructor to train the rest of your staff. Become an instructor and be able to teach the following courses:
- Community First Aid and Safety
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- To have taken our community first aid and safety and AED course prior to the instructor course.
- To successfully complete the instructor trainer’s course and demonstrate capability to teach independently.
- To have a desire to teach members of the public to be more prepared in a crisis or emergency.
Be able to commit to teach a minimum of 4 Blended Learning Courses per year to keep their teaching certification current.
- Sorting of clothing, shoes and accessories to be put on display.
- Selling of these items to customers – dealing with cash
- Providing assistance to customers with their purchasing needs.
- Heavy Lifting Maybe Required
Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – sorting of donated items
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – open for shopping and sorting (3 hour shifts or relief shift volunteer)
Become a Driver
- Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license
- Volunteers must have CPR/AED/First-Aid certification or be willing to get certified
- Must enjoy helping people
- To drive a patient to and from their appointment or preferred destination; for short appointments the volunteer waits and then drives the patient home; for longer appointments volunteers may wish to leave and return when the patient is finished; and some volunteers will only drop off or pick-up.
- We work with the volunteer’s schedule and accept whatever time they can give. It might be one or two drives a week or less frequently if preferred.
- Occasionally a patient may need additional assistance to get into and out of the car along with any light equipment. Some patients may ask to taken to the pharmacy or grocery store. The option is open to the driver.
Click here to go to our volunteer form