Volunteer Driver

Durham City

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 (eg 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.


• Delivering and collecting wheelchairs using a Red Cross van
• Loading / unloading wheelchairs ready for daily runs
• Demonstrating safe use of the equipment
• Using a computer-based stock control system
• Receiving payments/donations and issuing receipts

Skills & Qualities

• Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
• A full, clean driving licence with at least 2 years driving experience and confident to drive a larger vehicle/van.
• Minimum age 21 years old
• Enjoy meeting people and good interpersonal skills.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• IT literate and able to complete on-line training.
• Able to commit to a regular shift on a weekly basis.

When & Where?

A few hours on Thursdays on a regular basis.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

• All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).
• Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.

Volunteer Benefits

• Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
• A great opportunity to develop 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.

Other Information

Browse our available roles: http://bit.ly/VolunteerMAS

For further information contact us on
T: 03000 040309
E: wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk

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Type: Driving, Disability, Health & Social Care
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