What is the role: Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer
We are also looking for a team leader to support the other volunteers in the service.
Who is the role for: British Red Cross
When and where does the volunteering take place: Witney Methodist Church, usually 2 – 3 hours a week. The depot is currently open on a Wednesday from 12-2pm but timings are flexible to suit the volunteer.
What the role involves:
|The British Red Cross provides valuable short-term support to vulnerable people in the UK, whether they’re recovering from an operation, need a wheelchair or just need help coping around the house. Our volunteer-led Mobility Aids Service provides wheelchair delivery and short-term loans of equipment across the UK, helping tens of thousands of people every year.
A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. 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. The beneficiary is at the centre of everything we do.
Typical tasks include:
> Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair
> Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate
> Updating service user records using computer based systems
> Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
> Receiving and recording donations
As a team leader you would have additional leadership responsibilities for supporting your team of volunteers, encouraging them, providing guidance and championing their hard work.
Why you should sign up:
- The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives
- Recognition of the skills and experience you bring to the organisation with comprehensive additional training given as required so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence
- A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones
- The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people
- Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.
- 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 uphold people’s dignity at all times
- Is willing to attend induction and appropriate training
- 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.