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  • Volunteer Reserve Driver
    with Contact the Elderly (Stirling) (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO64230 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, our groups of 6-8 guests, over 70s who are lonely and isolated, are collected from their homes by our volunteer drivers and taken to the home of a volunteer host. Everyone then enjoys a couple of hours of chat, laughter, tea, cakes and companionship before the drivers return our guests to their homes. It's the same small group of drivers and guests who meet in the home of a different host each month. Reserve drivers are called upon when our regular drivers are unavailable. The social connection provided by sharing a couple of hours company once a month is of huge benefit to our lonely guests.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:17
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers are supported by both their Group Coordinator and Contact the Elderly's Volunteer Support Officers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Not paid.

    Experience required:You must have your own car, a driving licence and valid insurance. You must enjoy engaging with other people.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity is local to Dunfermline.

    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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