*Do you like to take a hands-on approach to helping people?
* Would you like to help carers, the bereaved or those facing illness to reduce their stress and pain?
*Are you interested in learning gentle massage techniques?
*Are you willing to spend a few hours a month helping those in need?
*Are you interested in volunteering but don't want to work in a shop, man a desk, or pick up litter?
If so, the Red Cross' Therapeutic Care programme is the perfect volunterring opportunity for you. You don't need to be a trained massage therapist: all you need is good inter-personal skills and a willingness to learn. The Red Cross will provide all the training you need: this includes a two-day course in massage techniques and one day in assessment. They are also willing to re-imburse all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses you may incur as a result of your participation in the programme, for example travel costs. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity to us! If you're interested, you can read more about this opportunity here or apply here. Vacancies are available in many places around the United Kingdom. I'm sure you'll agree the Red Cross do absolutely essential work: here is your chance to help!