Brighton’s well loved mobility scooter hire service, Shopmobility, needs new volunteer drivers to help it get its fleet out and about to customers. Based in Churchill Square shopping centre, and run by Possibility People, volunteers are fully trained in how the scooters and powered wheelchairs work, so no prior knowledge is needed.
The role provides a vital service for disabled people who want to get around the city but who don’t have their own equipment. It also means the service can be offered at low cost, making it as accessible as possible. It’s just £5 a day to hire.
When a scooter is hired, the volunteers either meet the hirer at the Shopmobility office, or drive the scooter to a pre arranged, city centre collection point. Volunteers might also collect scooters at the end of the day and return them to the office.
Geraldine Des Moulins, Possability People’s Chief Officer says: “Our Shopmobility volunteers are directly helping disabled people. It’s a very practical way of doing a good deed”.
Volunteers are asked to commit to just one shift per week, either in the morning or in the afternoon.
If you would like to find out more please call Emily Keller from the Shopmobilty service on 01273 894040.