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Blood Bikes Wales has plenty of opportunities for you to come onboard and get involved with us and do your bit
Due to current regulations we are unable to do Rider assessments, which are a requirement of our riders. Please still join us, and as soon as we are able to we will contact everyone to arrange rider assessments and GMP training.
We can still do training for Controllers online, and we can deliver GMP training in preparation for when we can do start doing Rider assessments again.
All the hard work we do would not be possible without our Volunteers, we are all unpaid for the work we do, with our reward being the opportunity to help the NHS and other health care organisations anyway we can.
Without Volunteers we could not continue our service across Wales. We are always looking for more volunteers and have many roles within the Charity that we need help fulfilling.
We have three main roles within the charity, which then can be broken down to some additional roles if needed. We only ask that you give your time as best you can, we have no restrictions on how many hours you need to do, just that you help us when you can. The three main roles are;
Fundraising is a vital part of any charity, without funds we could not put fuel in our fleet bikes, maintain them, insure them or continue our freephone number for the NHS to call us.
Our fundraisers will meet with the public and tell people what we do as a charity. Every member of the Charity is a Fundraiser as standard.
Within the Fundraiser role we also have our PR people, the members who arrange talks with institutes like the WI, to talk about the good work we do and how we help the NHS. They also work with other organisations on filling in grants applications when they can, or arrange the local supermarket collections well in advance to us showing up to collect.
Requirements to be a Fundraiser;
- A can do attitude.
- A drive to help a worthwhile cause.
- The ability to communicate effectively and talk about what the Charity does at supermarket collections or at PR talks (if you want to take those up)
The Picture below is of a Presentation we did with the Knighton and District Rotary CLub.
Controllers serve a key role within the charity. They are the cornerstone of our operations, dealing with the requests or the NHS and other bodies and tasking the riders with jobs while maintaining our records of jobs, updating with information until the job is completed.
The Controllers are not seen by the public unless they are on a rider shift or at an collection, so often they go unknown by the public. We often say we can cope without a Rider in one area, but without the Controllers we have no service to offer.
Requirements to be a Controller
We need you to;
- Be able to answer the phone in a professional manner
- Reliable phone line (either mobile or landline)
- Multitask between jobs
- Have access to the internet with a computer or smart device
- Turn your Voicemail off when on duty
- Attend a training session (this can be either online or Face-to-Face)
- A willingness to drive change and provide help to our NHS
Our Riders need to hold advanced qualifications before we let them ride a Blood Bike. But the riders are the most visible part of our operation. The Riders are the ones that interact with our service users at a face-to-face setting.
Requirements to be a Rider;
- You must hold some form of advanced Rider Ticket (IAM, RoSPA, ERS/A)
- You must have held an category “A” license for more that 2 years
- Be over the age of 25
- Have less than 6 points on your licence
- You need to pass an in house assessment on a liveried Blood Bike.
- Need to pass a GMP assessment (what allows you to carry and transport Blood and by products)
- Be Professional at all times
- A willingness to help
If you don’t have the advanced rider ticket, do not worry, We work with several organisations that can help you to become a rider, so it is better to join us and work your way up to becoming a Rider, you can help the charity in more ways than just riding a bike for us.
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Volunteer For Blood Bikes wales
To volunteer for Blood Bikes Wales you need to fill in an application form. The form is below and can be filled in on computer except for the signature box, We need a wet signature on this.
You can return the form to us either at the postal address on the form, by email or to your local area meeting (which can be found here)
There is a Membership fee of £20, which covers the production of an ID card, and your members Hi-vis, which is issued to every member when they join. This can be paid either at a meeting, online (via any of our online donation tools), bank transfer or by cheque.
If you want to join as a Rider, and meet the above criteria, you will need to fill in the membership application and when processed, apply via the Members Hub.
Want more information about Blood Bikes Wales and our volunteers? If so, please fill in the below form and one of our membership secretaries will be in touch with more information.
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