Warehouse Volunteer - Mobility Aids
Hosted by: British Red Cross

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support to our service by literally keeping the wheels rolling. Based in one of our warehouses, the main element of the role is to clean and maintain our stock of wheelchairs and other mobility aids equipment. It also involves some inputting of data into our stock management system This is the ideal role for someone who is practical, enjoys fixing things and likes the satisfaction of providing a clean, safe piece of equipment ready for the next person.
Typical tasks include:
Cleaning and maintaining our wheelchairs (and other mobility aids equipment)
Assisting with loading/unloading wheelchair for delivery/collection/pop-ups
Using a computer-based stock control system to update receipt of goods/service records/stock movements
Signposting to other Red Cross services/provider (including the Mobility Aids Retail website)
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM, Fri AM, Fri PM

How many volunteers are needed:


Recruitment process:

Core learning/requirements
Approximate training hours 3.5.

Minimum Induction – within 3 weeks
Has been introduced to Line Manager and role description discussed

Has been given a H&S briefing pertinent to the site they will normally be operating from

Has been familiarised with any equipment required to carry out the role

Has received any workwear, if required for the role

Full Induction – within 3 months
Welcome to the British Red Cross e-learning 2019 (BRC-IND-EL)

Safe Working Practices: Display Screen Equipment (BRC-DSE-19)
What we offer
Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones
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
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
Young People and this role
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. The minimum age you can volunteer for the Red Cross is fifteen years old, however for this role and due to lone working and maintenance requirement you must be at least eighteen years old. Other roles are available (see Mobility Aids Volunteer role descriptions).
Learning pathway
We provide a well-structured pathway to ensure you have all the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake this role as soon as possible. Following a short telephone interview, we will arrange for you to meet the Mobility Aids Volunteer Coordinator who will be your line manager. You can start ‘shadowing’ straightaway i.e. spend time with the team to see first-hand how the service runs.

Skills and quaifications:

We are looking for someone who:
Is practical and can undertake cleaning/maintenance tasks.
Is fit and able to lift/move wheelchairs.
Is IT-literate
> Is willing to attend induction and foundation training
Will uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Red Cross policies including Equal Opportunities
Will act in accordance with our values and behaviours framework
Will treat people with respect and uphold their dignity

Gender restrictions?: No