Could you help reduce the loneliness and social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver? LinkLiving need drivers to take people to and from their social cafe at Torryburn Community Centre. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities.
Your role would be the first point of contact with their members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. This involves:
- collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre for 10.30am - taking them home at the end of the session, 12.30pm (stay or leave in between as you wish) - talking to, and getting to know the members - raising any concerns regarding members wellbeing with the 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
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
You should have access to a car, appropriate 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
LinkLiving policy not to have volunteers under age 18
Yes: You're welcome to come along to the cafe (by arrangement) and see what it's like.
Torryburn Community Centre, off Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR (near Primary School)
There are cafes on other mornings in Rosyth & Cowdenbeath and you may help with journeys there if you wish too/instead.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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