Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer

Posted by British Red Cross

Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer

Dorset

Voluntary

REQ0000019LP

About the organisation

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Job Description

Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer
Location: Dorchester


About the role
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.

Tasks included in this Role:


  • Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair

  • Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate

  • Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systems

  • Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs

  • Receiving and recording donations


This role requires volunteers to have a Criminal Record check (DBS / PVG / Access NI).

About the Team
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.

About the person
We are looking for an individual 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 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



Here's a little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.

From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goal is to connect human kindness with human crisis.

We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.


Young People and This Role

We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. To undertake this role you need to be 16+. However (subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent) those aged 15 can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting other volunteers and undertaking training.

Our Promise
We value the skills and experience that people bring to the organisation. We will work with you to look at your knowledge and skills and help make an assessment about which elements of the learning for your role you will need to complete with us and recognise where you may already know all that you need to confidently and safely carry out your duties. We want to try and make sure that you get all the training you need, no more and no less.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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