Host Organisation: British Red Cross

Do you want to make a difference and support the British Red Cross? You can do both when you join as a Wheelchair Volunteer!

Opportunity Interests: Health and Wellbeing services, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Refugees, people seeking Asylum, immigrants, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women
Type of Activity: Administration, IT, Providing Advice, Retail
Location: Knutsford
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

If you enjoy being in an office environment, are compassionate and like meeting people then this could be the role for you. Thanks to volunteers like you we can provide people in your local community with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to help them through a crisis. This vital service enables people to maintain their independence and quality of life 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.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Providing great customer service issuing wheelchairs/equipment and receiving returns.
• Using a computer-based stock control system.
• Demonstrating safe use of the equipment.
• Receiving payments / donations.
• Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to hire/loan a wheelchair or other equipment (online, phone and in person).
Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
• Some customer service experience is desirable.
• Enjoy meeting people and good interpersonal skills.
• Able to work independently and in a team.
• Good IT skills and able to complete on-line training.
• Able to commit to a regular shift on a weekly basis.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Pre agreed travel expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

On going support

What training is available for the volunteer?:

All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).