A Few Words from one of our Volunteers

Linda McCall – Worcester Wheels

I retired last year, after a long career in nursing. My heart always used to go out to elderly patients who didn’t have any visitors -so I decided to do something positive to help elderly people feel less isolated.

So earlier this year, I applied for the voluntary role of Passenger Assistant at Worcester Wheels, and have loved it from the word ‘go!’

We offer transport to Worcester residents who find it difficult or impossible to use other means to get out and about. They use our transport for social appointments as well as trips to the hospital, hairdressers and dentists. Worcester Wheels charges £6 for a return trip, anywhere within the city of Worcester boundaries.

I now work two days a week with Worcester Wheels, from 8.45am to 4.00pm. I assist passengers or work in the office, taking bookings over the phone.

About 35 volunteers work with Worcester Wheels in total, in a variety of roles. We are always looking for more people to help! You get full training on health and safety – including what to do if someone is taken ill on a journey.

Volunteering makes my day
Why am I doing this? I feel as though I’m giving something back. I love being with people; my job was very absorbing and I found it difficult to switch off after I retired.
I’ve picked up people who tell me they haven’t left the house for a fortnight – some of our clients are over 90. They are always so grateful for your help, and we really do have fun with them!
It’s an amazing feeling when someone tells you that you’ve made their day. But the way I see it, it’s the people I help who’ve made my day!
To find out more about Worcester Wheels or to volunteer, go to www.worcesterwheels.org.uk or call 01905 450654

Drivers and Passenger Assistants Wanted

Drivers and Passenger Assistants
Variable hours
Paid holidays

Worcester Wheels is a community transport charity serving Worcester and surrounding areas. We are growing our operation and need drivers and passenger assistants to help us fulfil our local authority contracts.

You will be working with a small friendly team of staff and volunteers, who are all dedicated to provide the best possible service to those in need locally.

Working with our Development Manager and Transport Manager you will collect and deliver passengers as required, using a minibus or MPV, including operation of tail lift.

Skills and Qualifications
You must have a current WCC qualification
You must have a DBS certificate
Good knowledge of roads in Worcester and surrounding area
Good people skills
Patience and empathy with passengers
Good communication skills
Able to work as part of a team
Awareness of disability needs
Willing to work flexibly and undertake training

If you would like to apply for one of these roles, please email Claire@worcesterwheels.org.uk for an application form.

Closing date for applications: 20 December 2017
Interviews to take place shortly after closing date.

Worcester Wheels Open Day

Friday 29th September 2017

at 2pm – 5pm

Unit 4, Checketts Lane Industrial Estate
Checketts Lane
Worcester
WR3 7JW

This event is to celebrate the opening of our new premises along with sharing and learning more about the service Worcester Wheels provide to those unable to access public transport without support, limited mobility, elderly, eligible disabled persons and those isolated by rurality or lack of access to public transport.

Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

If you would like to come please email Claire@worcesterwheels.org.uk