‘Saving Lives, Changing Lives.’
Whether you’re interested in learning life-saving first aid skills, helping to raise money to change the lives of vulnerable people, or learning about the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, the Red Cross Group at Stirling University will be happy to welcome you!
Below is a bit more information about what we do as a group:
We teach students the skills that they can use to save a life. If you want to become an event first aid volunteer with the BRC we can facilitate this and ensure that you access the training to enable you to do so. A large number of our student members volunteer with Event First Aid Services and attend events to provide first aid cover - anything from T in the Park, International Rugby Matches at Murrayfield to small fetes within the local community. Training for this role will take place with experienced trainers at Red Cross offices in the East of Scotland - and all travel expenses are covered. Even if the blood and mud isn't for you though, we still believe that everyone should know how to save a life. At our group nights we will teach you the basics so that you feel confident to act in an emergency.
We will support our members and volunteers who wish to continue to increase their skill level. The British Red Cross can provide training for volunteers in modules such as; Resuscitation Support, Trauma Management, IHCD (Ambulance Crew).
The British Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network. We will teach all of our members about the Humanitarian work that takes place, globally but also within our local community. We are developing how we teach Humanitarian issues this year and want to put you in charge of what you want to learn more about, whether that be about our disaster relief programmes, HIV/AIDS awareness, Child Soldiers and more. We'll be going into further detail about this in the coming weeks.
We will support all members who wish to volunteer in services which further our humanitarian work.
As a group we have had great success in Fundraising over the past year - raising over £500 for Red Cross Week alone. We work together to help raise funds for the British Red Cross and encourage everyone to take part in some fundraising activity, no matter how big or small, throughout the year. From bucket collections, sponsored events, to bake sales the opportunities to raise money are endless. If you have any ideas you can also work closely with our Senior Community Fundraiser, Kirsty Smith, who will support you through development and planning of the event.
We will be working closely with local staff over the coming year to develop our new independent Living services within the Forth Valley area. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us expand services such as: help at home, wheelchair loan, and more. More information about these services will be made available within the coming weeks.
Socialising with other members and making friends is just as important as everything else we do at the uni group. We want all of our members to feel supported and involved. We'll always go along to the union on Thursdays after our meetings but we've also planned specific days that we'll meet to socialise. We know that not everybody will want to drink, so our events will cater for both drinkers and non-drinkers.
We'll send out weekly reminders about what we're going to be doing for each session, at the beginning of the week so make sure you're on the mailing list! We meet in 2A9/2A11 every Thursday at 19:30 - 21:00.
Please make sure you have joined 'Stirling University Red Cross Group' to stay up to date. You can also follow us on Twitter: @redxstirlinguni and Instagram: stirlinguniversityredcross
You can get memberships from the Student Union Website now - membership for Red Cross is free, the £5 charge is for all clubs and societies members goes to the Students Union.
We welcome everyone to join the Red Cross group, and promote a safe environment for everyone to take part and be involved. We will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind, and will work closely with the Students Union in order to support members who feel they have been affected by this.
We will uphold the Seven Fundamental Principles in accordance with the values and practices of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. These principles are; Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Unity, Universality, Neutrality, Voluntary Service.
For more information about the British Red Cross visit their website at: http://www.redcross.org.uk/
For more information about the International Committee of the Red Cross visit their website at: http://www.icrc.org/eng/
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