Volunteer Driver

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This role is very significant and central to the service we offer to our members who are living with early onset Dementia. The transport service enables our members to have independence, support their spouses to continue to work and an opportunity to develop new friendships on the drive to and from the centre. Our volunteer drivers report positively on the friendships they develop with our members and their families and are greeted daily with smiles and fun journeys. The role offers opportunities to be involved in other activities provided in the centre such as arts, music, sports etc. You will be supported in your role by a friendly multi-disciplinary team.

THE ROLE
To collect adults from their addresses, drive them to and from the centre. There will be an escort who will travel on the vehicle to support adults during their journey.

To carry out daily vehicle checks before commencing journey and reporting any defects.

To follow all relevant council policies, including equality, health and safety and Peaceful Place procedures and policies (training will be given).

 

What skills do I need?

Must be over 21 and have held a full driving licence for at least two years.

Good communication skills are essential, and you will need to have patience and understanding of our members needs.

Experience of working with people who may be frail, mobility or sensory impaired, or living with memory loss would be beneficial but not required.

You will need to be kind, caring, friendly, trustworthy, reliable and committed.

Knowledge of the local area, first aid and manual handling would be beneficial but not essential as training will be provided.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role (we will cover the cost).

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/04/2023

End Date: 31/12/2024

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Availability Details

Mornings and afternoon shifts available.

Location

261 Timberlog Lane
Basildon
Essex
SS14 1PA

Posted for
Peaceful Place

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Interests

  • Disability
  • Fitness and Sport
  • Health and Social Care

Activities

  • Driving
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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