Health Check Volunteers

You will gain valuable knowledge and experience of working in a charity and community setting.

You can:

  • Measure community residents heart rate and blood pressure

  • Calculate Croydon residents B.M.I. by measuring their height, weight, and waist

  • Work out people’s diabetes risk and support them to enrol on prevention programmes

  • Increase Croydon residents’ awareness and understanding of Long-Term Health Conditions

  • Have fun at Croydon events like, festivals, markets, community hubs, Box Park, Open Days, Mela, Mosques, Churches, etc

What qualities do we look for in a volunteer?

  • a warm, friendly, and fun personality

  • being comfortable approaching people to offer support

  • good communication skills 

  • reliability and commitment to the work of the charity and health project

What will you receive?

  • training for the role

  • all expenses paid

  • the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends 

  • experience in community settings

  • experience in events and communication with the public

  • certificate for 100 hours or more

How much time do volunteers have to give?

It's up to you!

We ask for a minimum of 2 hours per week with a regular commitment of 6 months.

We need a wide range of people from different ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds to offer their time to help Croydon residents. 

Prospective volunteers are invited to attend an informal interview, you are also required to provide two references and an enhanced DBS check (ARCC will pay for your DBS check).

Are there any age limits?

We take volunteers aged 18 and above. There is no upper age limit on volunteers, they just need to be medically fit enough for their role.

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Contact details

If you feel that you have the qualities to help as a volunteer, please contact Lizzie:

 

Email: lizzie.hewitt@arccltd.com

Telephone: 07859 737 072, Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00

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1. Can you spare a few hours a week to put something back into your local community?

2. Interested in a career in charity or healthcare and want to know what it's like?

3. Why not become a volunteer?

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More information

Asian Resource Centre of Croydon has a positive approach to volunteering. It can provide people with a gateway to employment, as some people who have been out of work a long time find volunteering a helpful way to build confidence.

Some people even benefit from learning skills which can help them in returning to work. Evidence for future employers of regular volunteering experience for six months or more can be helpful to those returning to work after a long gap.

There are many rewards, from meeting new people through to being able to enjoy the experience of giving. Being able to show consideration, empathy, and kindness for others, may bring balance, perspective and fulfilment to your own life.