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Help us drive our Mobility Aids service forward!

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

A Mobility Aids Spoke Driver will deliver wheelchairs to local beneficiaries. 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. It will involve driving a Red Cross vehicle.

Typical tasks include
> Delivering and collecting wheelchairs.
> Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs.
> Giving information about other Red Cross services where appropriate.
> Completing delivery paperwork.
> 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 attend induction and appropriate training.
> Has a full driving licence (for at least 2 years)
> 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.
> Is fit and active and able to lift and carry wheelchairs.

Contact person firstname
Jacqui Halpin , Mobility Aids Spoke Driver Volunteer
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01235 552 669

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
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:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientEmotionally robustPhysically fitHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
The training will last approximately 24 hours and will provide the volunteer with the skills and knowledge required for the role
Is support given?
Description of support
From service co-ordinator and/or lead volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Any travel costs incurred for training (if required) will be re-imbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
18 May 2017