For 4 years Saffron Walden Rotary Club has worked with PhysioNet, a charity that collects, refurbishes and sends unwanted physio equipment to under-developed countries for distribution to those in need. The equipment includes, wheel chairs, zimmers, crutches, commodes, hospital beds and specialist chairs and support frames.
Using our Mercedes Sprinter van with tail lift, Rotary club members collect equipment from depots, hospitals, schools and private houses in London, SE England and East Anglia and on other occasions transport it to the charity’s workshop near York. Buffer storage is provided by containers at Great Chesterford where our van is garaged.
The club is seeking volunteer drivers to supplement its’ own drivers and this might involve one or two trips a month by arrangement with driving shared.
Trips usually commence at Great Chesterford and take part or a whole day depending on the distance involved and loading/unloading requirements. Stops en route are made for sustenance and comfort.
Trips have been suspended because of Covid but are planned to resume in September 2020. A risk assessment and modifications to the van have met Government safety requirements.
Volunteers need to hold a standard, clean driving licence, have some experience of driving Luton sized vans and be sufficiently fit and healthy to assist with the loading and unloading of the van. They will be covered by the van’s insurance when on the road and Rotary insurance at other times.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 07/09/2020
End Date: 07/09/2021
Flexible, one or two trips a month by arrangement with driving shared.
This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford
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