Volunteer Driver - Community Transport Volunteer

  • VO88329


Description

Supporting people to get about in Shetland you could be doing local journeys or somewhere a little bit further.

Your support for lonely and isolated people in Shetland will be vital to connect them with their community and improve their lives

As Volunteer driver you might take an individual to a community club, a regular appointment, respond to ad-hoc requests for transport or taken someone home after a stay in hospital. Drivers use their own vehicles to provide a friendly journey and support people to and from their home and destination. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you transport. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills, so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.

Organisation aims and objectives

RVS. aims to help people maintain independence and dignity in their own homes and communities, particularly in later life. This strategy places increased emphasis on: - Food delivered to the home - Extending the service we provide in hospitals to include not just cafes and shops but also patient support and get-you-home service - Community help schemes that support independence for older and housebound people at home and in their community - Emergency services to support those vulnerable through national or other disasters

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Frequency and commitment details

as frequently as you want but we would usually expect you to be available at least one a week

Restrictions

this opportunity requires membership of the PVG scheme
Experience required: A Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: Full Induction programme is available along with ongoing training opportunities

Last updated 2 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.