GoodwheelChairs provides low-cost wheelchairs, powerchairs and scooters at a very affordable price.
It is obvious that affordable mobility is essential for those who aren't covered by insurance. However, even people with insurance often need GoodwheelChairs, because insurance companies often refuse to pay for:
A scooter for use outside your home
A replacement powerchair if your first one breaks
A second powerchair so you can keep one powerchair at home and the other at work
A transportable scooter that you can fold up in the back of your car and take to your son's soccer game
In situations like these, GoodwheelChairs is an invaluable resource. We are proud to say that our equipment is often priced lower than the standard insurance or Medicare co-pay.
What we are looking for:
A kind, ethical and responsible person to manage our small charity operation. Ideally, we would like to find a retiree or other person with a little extra time who would love to connect our resources with those who would benefit the most.
GoodwheelChairs is part of the Human Potential Center, a holistic psychology center with a campus here in Austin, Texas. Our goal is to build emotionally-healthy community where we can live as authentically and with as much integrity as possible. Since you will be a member and a representative of the center, we are looking for someone who not only tolerates but embodies these principles. Growth-minded and open-hearted humans make an ideal match for our center and for our cause.
The Wheelchair Shop Manager is responsible for performing or overseeing the following. These tasks can expand or contract depending on your available time, but we anticipate that they will require a minimum of 6 hours per week.
Showing chairs to prospective buyers
Answering emails and phone calls
Networking with other organizations
Pickup and delivery (for an additional fee)
Repairs & Maintenance
Installing batteries and doing minor repairs on new chairs
Ensuring that current chairs remain charged
Taking photos of new chairs
Entering information about new chairs into the database
Researching comparable prices on the internet
Obtaining additional volunteers through VolunteerMatch and other sources as needed
Outreach to other organizations as needed
Ideally, this is a volunteer position. As a charity, our aim is to serve. Finding someone who aligns with that would feel so wonderful and fortunate. However, our center has been left without a lead for this endeavor for longer than we would like, and we are also open to the possibility of commission-based compensation.