Invitation to discuss Barriers and Enablers to Volunteering

Volunteers lead and support the British Red Cross, without them, the British Red Cross wouldn’t be able to do the work they do. We know that volunteering isn’t just about giving though, it’s also about what’s in it for volunteers too.

Some of the feedback about why people volunteer includes: connecting, making friends, having an impact and learning/sharing skills.

The British Red Cross want to make sure that anyone who wants to volunteer has an equal chance to do so. They would like to understand how volunteering could benefit you and what they can do to help you volunteer.

24th April 10-12pm ZOOM

The aim of the online workshop is to offer a creative, ideas and knowledge sharing space where the barriers and enablers to volunteering can be considered with people who have lived experience of poverty.

The workshop invites people with lived experience of poverty and living on a low income to join for a conversation to discuss the barriers and enablers to volunteering whilst living on a low income. British Red Cross, as a charity are actively seeking to ensure that our volunteering is inclusive, welcoming and offers flexible opportunities to suit potential volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Part of ensuring that the British Red Cross can offer inclusive volunteering opportunities is asking for feedback.

The workshop will be a two hour online conversation that feeds into wider research being completed by the charity into barriers and enablers to volunteering. There is also an in-person workshop Event being held in Crewe, England on 28th April 2023 which people are invited to attend.


Thank you Vouchers will be offered – £35 Love2Shop – in recognition of people’s participation in the event.

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