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Volunteering Opportunity: VO61840

  • Minibus Driver (Real Living)
    with Link Living Fife.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Real Living is a lively, dynamic project run by Link Living
     •  We offer a befriending service to people aged 65 and over who live in West Fife and are isolated and lonely and also run social cafes twice a week in Torryburn and Rosyth
     •  Real Living are looking for drivers who can drive a 7-seater minibus (a regular licence category required) to transport our older members to and from their homes to the cafes
     •  The cafes run on Tuesdays in Torryburn and Wednesdays and Fridays in Rosyth from 10:30am-12:30pm
     •  Drivers will be required to pick up the mini bus from High Valleyfield around 9am and then take the bus back when finished around 1pm
     •  We offer extensive training opportunities and regular meetings with other volunteers
     •  Real Living also offer twice yearly outings for everyone involved in the project as well as support and supervision from the Project Workers
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    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:21
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:We provide full induction training plus any other training which may be relevant e.g. first aid, manual handling, health & safety and food hygiene. We offer extensive training opportunities and regular meetings with other befrienders and Real Living volunteers. Real Living also offer twice yearly outings for everyone involved in the project as well as support and supervision from the Project Workers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We reimburse public transport and mileage from volunteer's house to member's house or social café venue.

    Experience required:Dependability and trustworthy, sensitivity and ability to treat others with respect, maintain client confidentiality.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Must be over 21 to drive minibus.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsWe cover all West Fife villages from Kincardine to Dalgety Bay - details will be arranged with Project Worker. Must be able to travel to Valleyfield to pick up the minibus around 9am.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.