Volunteer Social Care

Rode Kruis • job opening nr. 13634

Interesting about this job

We offer you an exciting and meaningful position; you can make a difference to the people you help.

  • You will work in a team, receive guidance and there is plenty of room for initiative and personal development.
  • Your travel and expenses will be reimbursed and you will be insured while working.

Job tasks and duties

The Netherlands Red Cross helps people in need, around the corner and far away, from our hearts and with our sleeves rolled up, that is what we stand for. We do this with many volunteers who dedicate themselves every day. Heroes who step forward when things get exciting and who put their shoulders to the wheel when necessary, so that in times of need nobody stands alone. Like for example when  receiving refugees, during a pandemic or after a flood. But also when people lack basic living needs such as food and shelter.

Would you also like to become part of this Red Cross family and come into action when help is really needed?

District Groningen is looking for Social Workers (voluntary)


What will you do:

You will support people in an emergency situation. You offer a listening ear, give attention, support and comfort. You will also be there for practical help: for example, you will hand out food and clothes or go with them to a shop. You see what someone needs, such as a walk, a chat or a game. But you also support with facility and logistical jobs, such as setting up an emergency shelter location.

Minimum education level: lbo/mavo/vmbo

Job skills and qualities

  • You have a broad interest and affinity with people in a vulnerable position
  • You are sociable and willing to help
  • You subscribe to the basic principles and code of conduct of the Red Cross.
  • As a volunteer Social Worker, you move with the demand for help. In times of need, we really call on you and you are available for 4 hours a week
  • You decide where and when you turn in a deployment, although we hope you will do your utmost to help. Most deployments only last a few days and then it's all hands on deck!

Extra information

Good to know, in quieter times you will be called upon less or not at all, that's precisely when you can do additional training with the Red Cross.


Then we would like to get in touch with you! Send your CV with short motivation to o.v.v. MHV Groningen and we will contact you as soon as possible.  

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers and are not guided by cultural background, gender identity, religious beliefs, orientation or age.

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services WA insurance, volunteer contract, travel expenses, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Hours per week at least 4 hours, max 8 hours
Work hours of your own choosing? Yes
Location Stad / provincie Groningen

Organisation address and information

Rode Kruis
Atoomweg 2b
9743 AK Groningen