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Driver needed to help people stay independent by accessing a wheelchair

Transport / Driving volunteers needed for British Red Cross – Thames Valley Area in RG1

We provide people in your community with wheelchairs on a short-term basis. Our volunteer drivers, working mainly in pairs, use their people and driving skills to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes equipping them to maintain their independence. We also do regular trips to/from our main warehouse in Crawley.

The role will involve:

  • Delivering and collecting wheelchairs using a Red Cross van.
  • Loading and unloading wheelchairs ready for daily runs.
  • Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs.
  • Using a computer-based stock control system/completing a small amount of paperwork.

Your time will help people in your community stay independent by accessing a wheelchair.

Contact person firstname
Linda McGranaghan, Recruitment & Selection Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
03000040309
Contact instructions?
Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm
Location address line 1
John Nike House
Line 2
90 Eastern Aveune
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5SF

Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Transport / Driving
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleHappy to work soloLeaderSociableSupportiveWants to get out and aboutPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
E - Learning, Driving Induction, Foundation course, a one day event with venues & Dates throughout
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
We provide a well-structured pathway to ensure you have all the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake this role as soon as possible. Following a short telephone interview, we will arrange for you to meet the Mobility Aids Volunteer Coordinator who
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Maximum age
100
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
24 January 2020

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