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  • Customer Equipment Assistant
    with Fife Shopmobility Ltd - Glenrothes

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO59972 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



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    About this opportunity:Fife Shopmobility are looking for a volunteer to assist 9am until 12pm for one or more days per week, on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    The aim of Shopmobility is to lend, free of charge, manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters.
    Volunteers can assist Shopmobility in various aspects of the scheme, as determined by the Manager:
    - to accompany Shopmobility customers whilst they are shopping, either by pushing a wheelchair or by escorting someone who has a visual impairment
    - to assist the staff at the Shopmobility office in cleaning of the equipment and minor administration tasks including answering the phone
    - taking equipment to customers who arrive by car, taxi or bus
    - to issue mobility equipment to customers and complete administration processes if required to do so
    - to assist in the fund raising/promotion processes and activities
    - to carry out other tasks connected with Shopmobility as mutually agreed between the volunteer and the Manager.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:80
    Training provided:On acceptance, all volunteers must attend an induction and training session to fully equip them for their role. This is an important, practical preparation for working with people with disabilities, staff and other volunteers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Bus fares are paid in cash on submission of receipt. Mileage rate is available at 32p per mile.

    Experience required:No particular skills and experience are required, however, an understanding of the difficulties experienced by people with disabilities would be helpful.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; References; Trial Period; Police Check

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity is based at Fife Shopmobility, multi-storey car park, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes but from time to time the volunteer may be asked to assist at any of our other outlets at Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline. Transport is not available and travel e

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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