Be a Mobility Aids volunteer and help people maintain their independence

Training volunteers needed for British Red Cross – Thames Valley Area

A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family. The beneficiary is at the centre of everything we do.

Location – Based at any one of our locations across Berkshire
Hours – Minimum of 2 x shifts per month

Typical tasks include

  • Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair
  • Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate
  • Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systems
  • Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
  • Receiving and recording donations

What we are looking for

Someone who:

  • Is willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Is willing to act in accordance with our values and behaviours framework
  • Is willing to uphold people’s dignity at all times
  • Is willing to attend induction and appropriate training
  • Is willing to use our IT systems and has basic IT skills
  • Enjoys meeting people and helping them to remain independent
  • Has good communication skills.
  • This role requires volunteers to have a Criminal Records check (DBS / PVG / Access NI)
Contact person firstname
Jacqui Halpin
Lastname
Halpin
Contact person's position
Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer - Berkshire
Their phone number?
01235 552 669

Map
Location description
Various locations across Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Minimum of 2 x shifts per month
Task type?
Training
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleHappy to work soloPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
The training will last approximately 24 hours
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Full support from services manager / existing volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
50