Description

Two hours out of your day could make someone else’s! Help reduce the loneliness and social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver. They need volunteer drivers to take people who are lonely or isolated to and from their (socially distanced) social cafe at Torryburn Community Centre. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities.

As a volunteer driver you are the first point of contact with their members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. This role involves:

  • collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre
  • taking them home at the end of the session
  • complying with current COVID restrictions both in your car and at the Centre
  • talking to, and getting to know the members
  • raising any concerns regarding members wellbeing with the Project Workers or Assistant 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
  • encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions

Organisation aims and objectives

LinkLiving offer support through our Steps to Resilience programme, for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Steps To Resilience is a 10-week trauma-informed personal development programme which equips young people with practical skills to manage their mental health and increase their resilience to cope with challenges. It is based on the belief that young people can be supported to turn the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills ultimately leading to getting them into work or other positive destinations. We run courses for 14-16 year old non-school attenders, and for young people aged 16-25 years.

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2 - 3 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: You should have access to a car, business 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.
Travel details: Torryburn Community Centre, off Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR (near Primary School)
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile
Training details: We provide a volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, safeguarding
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 16 days 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.