Help deliver essential equipment to those in need on behalf of the British Red Cross

What is the role: Mobility Aids Driver

Who is the role for: British Red Cross

When are where does the volunteering take place: Based out of Abingdon (OX14 1AU), we are ideally looking for a commitment of 5 hours a week.

What does the role involve: 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 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.

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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

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.

Skills required: 

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

Want to find out more: Visit www.redcross.org.uk/getinvolved and search ‘Witney’ in the key words box. Call 01235 552660 or email TVAVolunteering@redcross.org.uk