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Help keep our mobility aids service on the road

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

Mobility Aids Driver – Kindness is at the heart of what we do

If you like to help others, want to contribute locally in your community and can volunteer on Tuesday from 9.30 to 5.00 pm approx. we would like to hear from you.

The Red Cross is a volunteer led organisation, that responds to local crisis’s as well as nationally. Often people are discharged from hospital without the short term mobility aids equipment that they need, or maybe they just need a wheelchair to take a parent or child to a hospital appointment. Whatever their need, we are there to assist them or to signpost them to the correct organisation.

To help us we are seeking Volunteer Drivers for our local Mobility Aids Outlet in Reading. You will collect our van and used mobility aids equipment from Reading before driving to Newbury. Then drive to our Hub in Crawley where you will unload and take your lunch break. Next, you will load serviced and cleaned mobility aids equipment which you will deliver to Newbury and Reading. Occasionally there may be be local customer deliveries too. You will be working as part of a small team of two and will receive training on the job as well as attending a two day Induction Course.

Ideally, you will be a competent driver, be willing to be trained in the safety aspects of our equipment, be trained on our procedures including a small amount of paperwork, and also how to demonstrate our equipment.

Contact person firstname
Gill Collins , Mobility Aids Driver
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 935 8211
Mobile?
07912080897
Contact instructions?
email or telephone
Location address line 1
90 Eastern Avenue
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5SF

Map
Location description
Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMTue PM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
from 9.30 am to 5.00pm on Tuesdays
Task type?
Transport / Driving
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSociableCreativePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Attend a two day Red Cross Induction Course
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Work with an experienced driver and have support from your volunteer co-ordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travelling expenses to Reading
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
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1