Health Check Volunteers
You will gain valuable knowledge and experience of working in a charity and community setting.
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.
If you feel that you have the qualities to help as a volunteer, please contact Lizzie:
Telephone: 020 8684 3784, Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00
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?
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.