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: Kelsie Brown (Pictured)
Hobbies: Reading, writing, music, learning about history and spending time with my friends
What does Volunteering involve?
As with any workplace first impressions make a difference. We all must be in our Shopmobility uniforms and be respectful towards our members. On a day-day basis general administration work would be done i.e. Membership forms, daily booking of scooters and wheelchairs as well as updating the paperwork on to our computer system.
What Skills or qualities are required for the role?
Mainly common courtesy and politeness is a main requirement but all training is given and that is a brilliant help. If working with the service users you have to be able to communicate on a professional level but be nice as well.
What inspired you to Volunteer?
I wanted to build up my C.V and help others so joining Shopmobility has helped me gain that experience. I love seeing our members coming in and having a chat about a whole range of things, it makes me feel like I'm doing a good job and also being there for those who otherwise have no one else to talk to. Working alongside the public has given my confidence a boost and I have been able to add this on my C.V.
Would you encourage others to Volunteer?
Yes, this has been an amazing and beneficial part of my life experience and I would definitely recommend others to volunteer as you can give so much back to the public by just providing this service in such a small way but leaves a huge impact on your life and theirs.
For further information please contact:
2 Queen Street