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  • Mini Bus Driver
    with Aberlour Child Care Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO96742 - Created/last updated: 07/11/2023


    About this opportunity:Aberlour are looking for motivated volunteers to help them provide transport for children with disabilities staying at their respite service in Glenrothes.
    Rainbow Heart Cottage provides children aged 6-18 with a safe, nurturing, homely environment. While staying at Rainbow Heart Cottage, children can enjoy a range of fun activities. This is very much a home away from home for the children who stay there and provides their families with a rest from their roles as carers.
    As a volunteer minibus driver, you will be helping to make a difference in the life of a child by:
    assisting with travel to and from the service, and during organised activities
    interacting with children and supporting them to participate in new experiences
    helping children to have fun
    building a child's confidence and self esteem
    being a positive role model

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:21
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers will always be with a staff member and supported during their activity Induction and specific training relevant to the role, including Child Protection Ongoing support and supervision from the volunteer coordinator and staff
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport expenses, out of pocket expenses and Mileage, reimbursed each month

    Experience required:Full UK Driving License, with at least 12 months' experience of driving; passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in activities and supporting them to have new experiences; good communication/ listening skills; an interest in the well-being of children; commitment to confidentiality; Ability to encourage and motivate children; a non-judgmental attitude; enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, committed, friendly and approachable; patient, understanding, open minded, level-headed

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsRainbow Heart Cottage, Glenrothes KY7 6UU

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

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