Red Cross Volunteer Drivers

  • VO85974


Description

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. 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.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact us at email wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk or tel.: 03000 040309.

Organisation aims and objectives

The British Red Cross helps people in times of crisis, providing a range of services in local communities across the UK. We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever people are.

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Flexible times available (Monday-Friday mornings) to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Delivering and collecting wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) – including overdue equipment (you will be driving a transit Van style vehicle up to and including a long Wheel Based version). You might also be driving to pre-arranged locations to operate a ‘pop up’ spoke.
Travel details: The Red Cross HQ in Aberdeen is based at: 18 Claremont Place Aberdeen AB10 6RH
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay expenses for travel, via car or public transport within a 20 mile area, to the spoke and back home again, it is paid monthly and you have to claim it via our system.
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. E-Learning and a welcome workshop, all done via the internet and Zoom, ongoing training if necessary.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 10 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.