Volunteer Driver

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· To liaise with Futures in Mind staff regarding the daily/weekly driving requirements.

· To assist in keeping accurate records of attendance and significant interactions with service users.


· To ensure vehicle maintenance checks are completed prior to travel; and report any faults, defects or concerns to the Team Manager.

· Adhere to all Phoenix Futures policies and procedures for volunteers.

· To treat Futures in Mind staff and service users fairly and respect confidentiality.

· Be willing to drive the service fleet vehicles, and support the wider Phoenix Futures services across Essex localities with any driving requirements.

· To accurately record all journeys made in Futures in Mind vehicles.

· To accurately record any information required for administration purposes.

· To liaise with relevant other agencies where appropriate.

· Ensure the Community Code of Conduct is known and adhered to.

· Be an ambassador for Futures in Mind in your community.

· To attend team meetings, training and supervision as required.

What skills do I need?

Perrson Specification

· To be a qualified driver with a current driving licence. · Be willing to undertake training, and continue your own professional development · Be in recovery from substance misuse, and/or stable with your own mental ill health · Awareness of confidentially, disclosure and professional boundaries · Good people skills. · A friendly and approachable manner. · Non-judgemental and inclusive attitude to all people involved with Futures in Mind. · Basic administration and money handling skills. · Willing to have enhanced DBS check for working with vulnerable adults.

Role Benefits · Increased personal confidence and self-esteem. · To be part of an exciting and innovative service. · Volunteering is a useful addition to your CV or application for further education opportunities. · Helping to have a sense of purpose and regular routine. · Receive regular supervision for support and guidance. · Potential to receive further training to enhance your skills and own personal development. · Personal satisfaction from helping others in their journey of recovery. · Giving something back to the community that has supported you. · Develop new skills, and enhance existing attributes. · Make new friends and feel a part of your community.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    We will do this for you
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • 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: 01/09/2020

End Date: 01/09/2021

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Availability Details

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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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Futures in Mind

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  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People
  • Substance Misuse and Addiction


  • Driving
  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting Charities

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