Description

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a community hub for people with sensory loss. Volunteer drivers are an essential part of our volunteer team as they enable people to access our many activities. Our blind and partially sighted Centre users often face barriers in accessing public transport and drivers help us to remove these barriers.

This role is currently paused due to the pandemic as the Centre is closed, however we are looking to build up our list of volunteer drivers in anticipation of restarting our activities.

Sight loss can leave people isolated and public transport is often a barrier for people with sight loss. We aim to overcome this by providing people with sight loss with transport that allows them to access our many activities. The principal task is to collect blind and partially sighted Centre users from their homes and assist them to get into the centre. This may involve guiding people with a visual impairment and full training will be given for this. Centre users are coming in to access one of the groups or activities that we offer, as a volunteer driver you can stay for the group or come back after a couple of hours for the return journey. Occasionally groups go out for afternoon tea or to visit local visitor attractions.

Organisation aims and objectives

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations. The Centre is inclusive, accessible and aims to promote the involvement of the wider community and build positive relationships across Forth Valley.

Availability

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Flexible - can be arranged with volunteer. Roughly 3 hours per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: A clean current driving licence, own car and insurance. Good communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential.
Travel details: You will be driving around the whole Forth Valley area.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 40p per mile repaid monthly.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full training in sighted guiding and sensory awareness will be given.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 6 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.