Without Volunteers we would not be able to provide our service to our members.
We now require additional volunteers to expand our work!
Shopmobility Belfast is seeking enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers to help run our scheme and develop our work. By giving just a few hours you can learn practical skills, meet new people and make a real difference to the lives of our members. Below is a profile of one of our Volunteers:
Name: Ethan Benson (Pictured)
Hobbies: Watching movies, playing video games, going to the gym, reading comics
What does Volunteering involve?
The volunteer work involves helping people get from A to B, including around shopping centres, hospitals and country parks with ease. I am expected to help with the process of signing members up, reassessing them if their membership has expired, checking the scooters to make sure they are in full working order (Safety checks, horns, lights, wheels, seat and handle positioning). I also clean the equipment before it goes out and when it comes back. I like to do all this with a smile and I enjoy both talking to and helping our members.
What Skills or qualities are required for the role?
No qualifications are needed as all the work we are expected to do, we are taught in the workplace at a pace that is right for you. From customer service training to using the online database...you are taught and mentored at the start of / and throughout your volunteering journey. It helps to be kind, patient and polite with members.
What inspired you to Volunteer?
I wanted to learn skills to help me with my Autism and volunteering has really helped me come out of my shell and learn valuable life skills. Everytime I help out people it makes me feel great. I volunteer 3 days a week on placement through Belfast Central Training and enjoy Shopmobility Belfast as it is a friendly and safe place to work.
Would you encourage others to Volunteer?
Definitely! It has helped me become the person I am today. In Shopmobility we try to reduce isolation and lonliness and connect people with their community. It's a great feeling to be part of the team. On a personal level, after going through a family bereavement I found that volunteering has helped me get through this and has instilled a positive mindset that I use both volunteering and in my personal life.
For further information please contact:
2 Queen Street