British Red Cross


Volunteer Drive (Wheelchair Volunteer) - Woking - Posted 06/05/2021

f you enjoy driving, like meeting people and are compassionate then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you provide people in their local community with wheelchairs and other equipment to help them get moving again 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.

Please note that this role may require to drive up to 30 miles out of Woking.

Covid-19 Health and Safety Statement

Please note those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can only volunteer from home at this time. Unfortunately this means we cannot currently process applications for this role from people in this group.

Deployment into role will be subject to government guidelines and individual and building risk assessments.

 More about this role

Volunteer role

Volunteer Driver

Volunteer manager

BRC

Where you will be based

Community

Why we want you

We need volunteers like you so that that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair. Each year we hire out or loan over 75,000 wheelchairs to help people to get around after an injury or illness. Whether it is delivery or collection for people at home, or moving equipment between buildings, you will be joining a friendly team of people who help to get people moving again. Please note the minimum age for this role is 21 years.

What you will be doing

  • Deliver and collect wheelchairs using a Red Cross van.
  • Load / unload wheelchairs ready for daily runs.
  • Show people how to use equipment.
  • Use a computer-based stock control system.

The skills you need

  • Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
  • Experienced driver (at least two years).
  • Confident driving a delivery van.
  • Enjoy meeting people and good people skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Able to commit to a regular weekly shift.

What's in it for you

  • Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
  • A great opportunity to use your existing skills and gain new ones.
  • An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives.
  • All training and induction for the role.
  • Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.

To find out more, click on the "Fill in an Application" button

Mission Statement

About the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

We enable vulnerable people in theUKand abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.