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Would you like to Volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the service. If you can spare a little of your time then we would be pleased to welcome you to the group.We have three main roles within Midlands Freewheelers, these are Rider/Driver, Coordinator & Fundraiser.

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How to help

Fundraising

This is probably the most important function in Midland Freewheelers. We are a charity and fundraising is the only way we can afford to provide our service to the NHS. Fundraising can be anything from standing outside a supermarket with some fellow volunteers raising money to organising sponsored events etc. Others get involved in talks to varying types of social groups, clubs and corporate presentations. There is no minimum amount of hours required from our volunteers, all we ask is that you do what you can, when you can.

Coordinating

The Coordinator is just as important if not more important than the rider/driver. As the Coordinator you will receive the phone calls from hospitals/national blood bank service etc requesting us to provide transportation for anything from blood to medication to donated breast milk. You will note the details then pass onto the rider/driver. The equipment required for this, is your smart mobile phone, plus a pen and some paper if you wish. We use a web based app to record all jobs which we complete and the coordinator has responsibility for creating the jobs on the app.

Riders

We currently have 6 Yamaha FJR1300s, 2 BMW F800GTs and 2 Skoda Octavia Scouts. We do ask that our rider/driver(s) also do some coordinating/fundraising as well as riding. There is a minimum riding/driving age of 30 years of age for riders and 25 years of age for drivers. Riders and drivers are required to have an advanced, IAM or ROSPA qualification. Google IAM Roadsmart and look for your local club and they will give you more info there, if this is something that you don’t already possess.*

We have a monthly meeting where our volunteers get together to meet each other and discuss operational matters as well as hearing how we’re performing, particularly with our fundraising activities. We often have guest speakers such as sponsors, representatives from NHS organisations that we serve or our suppliers. We meet on the first Friday of every month (except December) at St John’s Ambulance, Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich, B70 6QX. The meetings commence at 8pm. Please feel free to come along. We can talk more there and you can see if you want to join us. Joining as a member is £25 for the first year, and then £20 per year thereafter. We then hold training sessions so you know all about what we do, the processes and systems. It’s quite straight forward once you know how.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to learn more about Midland Freewheelers, or if you’re interested in sponsoring us or becoming a volunteer then please do not hesitate to contact us. Simply fill out our quick form below and a team member will respond to your enquiry at a time that is convenient for you.

Call Us

0300 1024 999

Email

info@midlandfreewheelers.co.uk

Postal Address

West Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall, WV13 2HA