Transport Assistants/Drivers - Keith, Buckie, Forres and Elgin

  • VO87677


Description

Could you help someone who has a sensory impairment get to a local social group? Northeast Sensory Services (NESS) helps people who have vision or hearing impairments get to social groups and activities -- this is a vital service for people -- helping them to maintain social contacts, but also to rebuild and gain confidence too. Could you join their pool of volunteer drivers? They are in real need just now. Volunteers provide transport and guided assistance to those who may need it. They are looking for kind, happy, friendly people, willing to help a blind or deaf person in and out of a car. Volunteers can give a few hours per week (or more if they can manage) to collect a person and then return them home a few hours
later. All expenses will be reimbursed by the NESS and Sensory awareness training will be provided.

And, if you are a holder of a category D1 license NESS would also like to hear from you. They need these drivers for their minibus for occasional outings as well.

Most volunteering happens Monday - Thursday afternoons, and the occasional Thursday morning. So you can pick a day or even a couple of hours that suits.
Email Heather Roy if you could help out with a spot of driving and make a huge difference to someone near you. heather.roy@nesensoryservices.org

Organisation aims and objectives

North East Sensory Services (NESS) is the leading provider of fully integrated joint sensory services in the North East of Scotland. Through our wide range of services, we work to achieve independence for blind and deaf people.

Availability

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Flexible-but mostly on Monday to Thursdays.

Restrictions

Clean driving licence
Experience required: -Good listener and communicator -Warm, caring and encouraging -Interest in other people -Reliable, honest and trustworthy
Travel details: Moray
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant expenses are re-imbursed to volunteers
Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago