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: Children and Young People, Community Development, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Faith / Religion, Health and Wellbeing services, Hospice Services, Housing, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Refugees, people seeking Asylum, immigrants, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Sport and Leisure, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Administration, Providing Advice, Retail
Location: Knutsford
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Tuesday AM, Wednesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday AM

The main element of the role is to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes supporting them to maintain their independence, or you could choose to support members of the public from varying locations around the hub area (e.g. often using partner supermarket car parks) to enable them to obtain a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. You could also be driving between hub and spoke locations to transfer stock. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes driving. It will involve driving a Red Cross or hire vehicle.

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

• Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
• A full, clean driving licence with at least 2 years driving experience and confident to drive a larger vehicle/van.
• Minimum age 21 years old
• Enjoy meeting people and good interpersonal skills.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• IT literate and able to complete on-line training.
• Able to commit to a regular shift on a weekly basis.

• Delivering and collecting wheelchairs using a Red Cross van
• Loading / unloading wheelchairs ready for daily runs
• Demonstrating safe use of the equipment
• Using a computer-based stock control system
• Receiving payments/donations and issuing receipts

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
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 to and from the hub

What support is available for the volunteer?:

ongoing

What training is available for the volunteer?:

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