Volunteers needed for new beach wheelchair service coming soon in Exmouth

Volunteers are needed in Exmouth to help with the day-to-day running of the new beach wheelchair service.

Exmouth Town Council is appealing for help from Thursday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm, for the wheelchair rental service, to welcome users and help bookings run smoothly.

Experience is not needed, just good communication and basic computer skills, plus some knowledge of how to help disabled people.

The service, being run by Exmouth Town Council, is starting ‘imminently’ from a purpose-built seafront unit near the lifeboat station, on Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.

An Exmouth Town Council spokeswoman said: “We hope to open for service imminently and we looking to build and grow our team of volunteers so that we can provide a wheelchair rental service, initially from Thursday to Sunday every week and between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

We need volunteers to be on hand to welcome users and hirers at the storage unit on the seafront and ensure that all bookings go smoothly.”

She added: “It is a great way to meet new people and help everyone, regardless of age or mobility.

“You do not need any specific experience to become a volunteer, just good communication skills and enthusiasm.

“Some knowledge and interest in disabilities would be an advantage and basic computer skills would be helpful.”

The town council said volunteers will have the option to cover either morning or afternoon sessions and choose when and how often they help out.

To find out more, or register an interest, Mollie Carey at Exmouth Town Council on 01395 276167 or email beachwheelchairs@exmouth.gov.uk

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