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Transport Support Volunteer
Commitment: 3 Days per week between Monday - Friday
About the role
using your own car or a Red Cross vehicle, you will offer door-to-door assistance for those in need, providing freedom of travel for those with mobility problems. You will help people get to medical appointments, carry out everyday essentials like shopping, or even just to get out of the house and socialise. Besides transport, we can also provide an escort who, if necessary, will stay with a client throughout their journey.
About the Team
In the UK, our health and social care work offers valuable time-limited support for individuals vulnerable to crisis whether they're recovering from an operation, need a wheelchair or just need help coping around the house. The transport support service offers freedom and independence for people who cannot get about easily or use public transport.
About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who has:
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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 carry out full delivery of this service volunteers must be 18. However (subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent) those aged 15 - 17 can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training.
Connecting human kindness with human crisis.