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  • Driver for families affected by Cystic Fibrosis
    with Butterfly Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO100141 - Created/last updated: 25/04/2024


    About this opportunity:Children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis have to attend clinic appointments at hospital, to have their health monitored, usually every three months. Travelling on public transport poses risks of infection and waiting for transport in our typical inclement weather is undesirable because of their chronic lung condition.

    Our Volunteer Drivers ensure a safe and comfortable journey, to and from hospital appointments. Our clients do not need any physical help getting in and out of the vehicle and our drivers use their own car.

    This service makes a real difference by reducing some of the pressure on families at this time.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:19
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:One hour induction event usually via Zoom. Volunteer Handbook issued to provide information on the condition, the Trust and its procedures, interpersonal skills, introduction to some of the official systems. Support from member of the Trust staff.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travelling costs, mileage (40p/mile), parking charges, refreshments when appropriate.

    Experience required:Must be a good listener, reliable, personable and uphold confidentiality

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?Yes: One day induction event covering the condition, the Trust and its procedures, interpersonal skills, introduction to some of the official systems. Ongoing training covering individual official systems/forms in detail. Support from member of the Trust sta

    Travel DetailsThe clients will be within a reasonable travelling distance of the drivers home

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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Butterfly Trust has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Young Adult Mentors
  - Cystic Fibrosis Support Volunteer
  - Young Adult Befriender

Type of volunteering: Driving / escorting
Opportunities which benefit Families

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