Help people get a wheelchair

Can you donate a few hours of your time to help provide wheelchairs to people in your area?

Use of a short-term wheelchair can help speed up someone’s recovery time, improve their mental health and wellbeing, and stop them being socially isolated.

Whether our volunteers are at our local outlets, central warehouses or mobile pop-ups, they are vital in helping people access a wheelchair in their community.

We need your help to keep providing this service. Could you spare a few hours every week to help people near you who need a wheelchair?

Types of volunteer roles

We have a variety of roles available:

Arrow icon Customer service volunteer

Arrow icon Driver volunteer

Arrow icon Warehouse volunteer

Arrow icon Lead volunteer

Wheelchair volunteer shows someone how to set up their wheelchair.

 

 My dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer and was advised he only had two weeks to live.

You were the only team to offer me help to enable my family to enjoy what little time we had left not confined to the house.

My dad lasted five weeks, but very much enjoyed the outdoors in his new ride. Thank you.

Customer service volunteer

Our customer service volunteers are based in various local outlets across the country, helping provide wheelchairs to the public in their local communities.

They perform various activities, including:

  • issuing and receiving wheelchairs using our control system
  • accepting and processing payments and donations.

Driver volunteer

Our driver volunteers deliver and collect wheelchairs from local outlets, people's homes and designated mobile pop-up locations across specific regions.

They also issue and receive wheelchairs using our control system and accept and process payments and donations.

Warehouse volunteer

Our warehouse volunteers clean, service and maintain our stock of wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

How to get involved

We are currently recruiting for warehouse volunteers in:

Carlisle

Crawley

Eastleigh

Manvers

Omagh

Warmley

 

Lead volunteer

Our lead volunteers provide support to new and established mobility aids volunteers.

This leadership role includes:

  • delivering inductions to new volunteers
  • coordination of rotas
  • briefing any updates to other volunteers. 

How to get involved

We are currently recruiting for lead volunteers in:

Dorchester

Eastleigh

Hemel Hempstead

High Wycombe

Ipswich

Manvers

Mildenhall

Northampton

Taunton

York

 

What we can offer you

Volunteering will give you the chance to:

  • meet new people in a friendly team
  • develop your existing skills and gain new ones
  • help people in need within your local area.

What you can expect

  • We’ll give you all the training and support to carry out your role
  • We’ll refund you any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses 
  • You will need to be available on a regular basis.

Contact us

For more information on becoming a volunteer for our mobility aids service, help with applying for a volunteer role, or if you’d like to speak to a member of our volunteer recruitment team, please email us at wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk or call us on 03000 040 309.