Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer

04 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

MobilityAids Spoke Volunteer
Location: Lisburn
Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per week between Monday-Friday

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 home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go to return 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 wheelchairGiving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systemsDemonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairsReceiving and recording donations

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 need help coping around the house. Our volunteer-led Mobility Aids Service provides or just 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 PolicyIs willing to act in accordance with our values and behaviours frameworkIs willing to uphold people's dignity at all timesIs willing to attend induction and appropriate trainingIs willing to use our IT systems and has basic IT skillsEnjoys meeting people and helping them to remain independentHas good communication skills

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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 anew 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 a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting other volunteers involved in 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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