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Drivers needed, delivering and collecting wheelchairs

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

If you enjoy driving, like meeting people and are compassionate then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you provide people in their local community with wheelchairs and other equipment to help them get moving again after an illness or injury. Whether it is to help take a relative out, or take a child to school, it makes a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make sure that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair.
Volunteers will be driving from our office in Reading to help at our pop-up location in Hammersmith (Tesco, 180 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith W6 7NL), ensuring that they have all the equipment needed for the pop-up to run. Initial availability for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays preferred.

> Delivering and collecting wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) – including overdue equipment (you will be driving a transit Van style vehicle up to and including a long Wheel Based version). You might also be driving to pre-arranged locations to operate a ‘pop up’ spoke.

  • Loading and Unloading wheelchairs ready for daily runs.
  • Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment)
  • Setting up and operating the mobile ‘pop up’ spoke.
  • Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
  • Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment)
  • Using a computer-based stock control system
  • Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts
  • Signposting to other Red Cross services/provider (including the Mobility Aids Retail website)

These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Contact person firstname
Linda McGranaghan, Recruitment & Selection Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
03000040309
Mobile?
07921092909
Location address line 1
90 Eastern Avenue
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 5SF

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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 AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Transport / Driving
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveLeaderNegotiatorGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
E-learning, Welcome workshop, ongoing
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Shadowing with an experienced driver
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Pre-Agreed
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
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
21 January 2021