Blue Badge Volunteer

To complete Blue Badge Applications for residents on behalf of Essex County Council. This will involve completing online application forms for residents in Essex who want to apply for a Blue Badge but need assistance. 

What will it involve?

  • Completing Blue Badge applications for residents of Essex who are unable to use the online process.
  • Processing the applications over the phone with applicants at allocated times and going through necessary information required for completing the application.
  • Advising over the phone the required supporting documents to be submitted and where these are to be sent to.

What will you get from volunteering?

  • Satisfaction of helping people who may otherwise not be able to apply for a Blue Badge
  • Opportunity to help people who are isolated
  • Satisfaction of giving something to the community
  • Developing customer service skills

Where will the work be located?

•            The role can be situated anywhere as the work will be carried out by telephone. 

How much time would you be asked to contribute?

•            This will be an as and when required role with a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week.

How do you apply?

The minimum age for this role is 18 years.

Please email Libraryvolunteer@essex.gov.uk, or contact your local library.

What training and support will you receive?

You will receive training from the blue badge team to prepare you for this volunteering role. There will be ongoing support from the blue badge staff. 

 

 

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Skills

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Good IT skills to complete online applications, scan and upload documents
  • An interest in people
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Good level of literacy
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    You will receive training from the blue badge team to prepare you for this volunteering role. There will be ongoing support from the blue badge staff.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/11/2020

End Date: 31/08/2023

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

How much time would you be asked to contribute? • This will be an as and when required role with a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week.


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.


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