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 Maxwell 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 Maxwell 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 - 60p 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
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