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  • Driver
    with Linkliving (Employability Services)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO87027 - Created/last updated: 13/07/2021



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    About this opportunity:Two hours out of your day could make someone else's! Help reduce the loneliness and social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver. They need volunteer drivers to take people who are lonely or isolated to and from their (socially distanced) social cafe at Torryburn Community Centre. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities.

    As a volunteer driver you are the first point of contact with their members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. This role involves:

    - collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre
    - taking them home at the end of the session
    - complying with current COVID restrictions both in your car and at the Centre
    - talking to, and getting to know the members
    - raising any concerns regarding members wellbeing with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers
    - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role
    - making sure your car is road worthy, taxed and properly insured
    - encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:We provide a volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, safeguarding
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile

    Experience required:You should have access to a car, business insurance and a clean current driving licence. You will be friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid (Assistant) Project Workers as required.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTorryburn Community Centre, off Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR (near Primary School)

    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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Linkliving (Employability Services) has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Social Cafe Volunteer
  - Befriender (Older Person's Service)
  - Activities Group Coordinator

Type of volunteering: Driving / escorting
Opportunities which benefit Elderly


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