Community Transport Volunteer

  • VO85144


Description

Our free Community Transport Service helps connect older people with limited transport options, to services such as hospital appointments and social activities. This helps them maintain their independence and get to where they need to be without hassle and stress. At the moment, this service operates largely around Blairgowrie and Rattray and the surrounding areas, however we will be able to increase our service areas with more volunteers.

Our volunteer drivers are responsible for collecting clients from their own homes in their own cars, and taking them wherever they need to go. The volunteers provide a friendly, comfortable transport option, a helping arm, and assist clients to their appointments.

What’s in it for you? paid mileage at 0.45p/mile, a chance to help older people- particularly during these difficult times by providing a safer option than public transport or driving, a chance to meet new people, and get involved in the community

Elder Voice is affiliated to NHS Patient Transport. Due to the nature of this voluntary work, Elder Voice comply with CRBS Disclosure Scotland procedures and all volunteer drivers undergo a PVG disclosure. We will be adhering to all government covid-19 regulations.

Organisation aims and objectives

Elder Voice is a charity, based in Blairgowrie, committed to addressing loneliness, isolation and malnutrition in older people living in and around Perth & Kinross. We offer a number of services for the elderly, including Community Transport Services, Shopping Services, Befriending and Telephone Befriending, and our taxi voucher scheme.

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Restrictions

Experience required: - A drive to help people, especially older and vulnerable people in the community - Good communication skills- you will need to be able to communicate with the clients who may have communication difficulties, or may be hard of hearing - Need to have access to their own vehicle, and a full clean UK drivers license
Travel details: Blairgowrie and Rattray, and surrounding areas
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Reading materials, guidance

Last updated 4 months ago

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