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Shopmobility Volunteer at Possabilty People

About us:
Possability People is a user led organisation that promotes independent living for all.

We work towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions.

Shopmobility provides low cost scooter and wheelchair hire to people in Brighton and Hove.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

What we need:
To provide a citywide accessible Shopmobility service to customers by driving mobility scooters to and from customers at convenient locations around the city and meeting and greeting customers on site, advising them of the best equipment for their needs.

Please note, the scooters are ridden by the volunteers to the delivery point, there is no driving of other vehicles such as vans.

Things you can do:
· To be based in Brighton city centre on call for at least 3 hours per week between Monday to Friday 10 – 1pm or 1 – 4pm.

· Be prepared to travel between the satellite sites in the Brighton; these are based at Churchill Square, Montague House and London Road.

· To give instruction to customers on using equipment.

· To deliver and/or collect equipment to and from central Brighton locations.

· To receive and handle petty cash

What induction, training and support is offered?

Time Commitment:
Can you offer 1 regular shift a week on a day which is convenient to you. We need volunteers from Monday through to Friday between 10 am & 1pm or 1pm & 4pm.

Each Volunteer will attend a group induction session with the Office and Resources Manager, in order
to familiarise themselves with the overall working practices of the organisation and to prepare for
their Volunteering role.

Volunteers will have 1:1s every three months with their project lead/ worker.

Volunteers must be happy to work on their own as this opportunity is based out and about in the city, with phone contact with the office.

What skills or qualities are needed?

Can you provide the following?:
· The ability to learn and feel confident driving a mobility scooter.

· A friendly and approachable nature.

· A commitment to the provision of quality services and support for disabled people.

· A preparedness to make a regular time commitment.

· A commitment to the principles of equal opportunities for all service users.

· A friendly and supportive telephone manner.

· An ability to use one’s own initiative.

This role does not require any knowledge and or experience of a particular project or department. Please do not worry about the tasks – a thorough induction will be provided with ongoing support and training.

All Staff and volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS Clearance.

More info
Date added

4th March 2020


Possability People


City wide

Deadline for applications

28 May 2026


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Contact name

Possability People

Phone number

01273 894040

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