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Volunteer Wheelchair Access Driver/ Support Officer Riverland

Apply now Role no: 496106
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Regional SA

• Ongoing volunteering
• Flexible Commitment based on a Monday to Sunday 7 am - 7 pm Roster 

The Program

The purpose of the Wheelchair Access Vehicle is to strengthen people’s capacity to participate in community life, maintain or regain independence. Volunteers are required to pick up and transport clients in accordance with the daily schedule. They will ensure a safe, courteous and respectful on-board client experience keeping in mind their health, well-being, cultural background, life experiences and social connection.

The Opportunity

For this role, you are required to have a current full Australian drivers license and an excellent driving record. You will have the ability to communicate effectively and characterized by empathy with a broad range of people including the elderly, disabled, disadvantaged, socially isolated and culturally diverse clients. You will also know how to use electronic devices including tablets and smartphones. Being able to speak a second language and having first aid training will be a bonus but is not necessary.

You will transport and support clients who are wheelchair bound to attend medical appointments, allied health consultations and social engagements, including help with grocery shopping eg. reaching objects on higher shelving. Retrieving their shopping bags and putting away in their home.

The Impact

As a volunteer driver, you will brighten the day of your clients by providing a positive and respectful experience while you interact and meet some fantastic people. We offer on the job training prior to commencing and ongoing training opportunities as required.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Deb Muller on (08) 8100 4645.

Download File Wheelchair Access Vehicle Volunteer Driver position.pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close:

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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