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: Amy Russell (Pictured)
Hobbies: Listening to music (top 40, remix) and spending time with friends and family.
What does Volunteering involve?
You help the public get around the Belfast area with more ease by giving them a mobility scooter or a wheel chair. As a volunteer I am expected to do membership forms with new members, update booking sheets and update stats on the computer and making sure the equipment it is safe for them to use. Additionally it is essential to build a friendly relationship with the customer so they feel more welcome.
What Skills or qualities are required for the role?
You don't need to have any qualification to volunteer. There is training giving on the first couple of weeks. Everything is explained, the staff and volunteers will take their time to help and guide you. The only main skill you need is politeness and being able to be patient with the members.
What inspired you to Volunteer?
As a student in tech doing retail I needed a placement to give me experience with working with the public. I didn't want a placement till Mark and Tom came out to my tech and spoke to myself and a couple other students. At the start I didn’t think I would be interested, until Tom said about training is given to you and everyone is friendly and willing to help no matter what, it is like a big family. Plus most places are looking for workers to have experience before hiring them, being here I am able to build on my C.V and hopefully increase my chances of getting a job.
Would you encourage others to Volunteer?
YES!! This is one of the best places you could go and volunteer plus gain skills and things to put on your C.V with having fun at the same time. You’re giving so much more to people who use the service, it’s not just a mobility scooter or a wheelchair you’re handing them, it’s the chance for them to be able to do their shopping more ease or just even get out of the house for a while. All the staff and volunteers are the friendliest people you will ever meet and are always willing to help and have a laugh with you what you wouldn't get in most places.
For further information please contact:
2 Queen Street