OPAL Driver

  • VO89562


OPAL (Older People Active Lives) aims to maintain or increase the independence and well-being of older people across the West Lothian area. Our service is delivered by dedicated, trained volunteers who offer encouragement, companionship and support to engage in social, leisure and community activities.

We support anyone of age 60+ who is looking to re-connect socially either on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. People can either self-refer or be referred by a health professional.

You will provide transport, using your own car to enable a client to visit groups or events, to accompany a client to go shopping. Your support and encouragement could help them to:
• Remain independent at home, socially connected and engaged
• Reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation
• Increase self-confidence
• Create links with the local community

Examples of activities include:
• Attending a local club or group e.g. activity groups, local walking group, dementia cafe
• Visiting local shops
• Attending an event e.g. gala, open day, taster session, tea dance

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.










Frequency and commitment details

A few hours a week or fortnight for 6+ months


PVG required (Cyrenians process free). Full driving licence, car, MOT and insurance
Experience required: • Good communication skills • Friendly personality • Reliable with good time keeping • Patience and empathy • Confident driver • Good driving knowledge of local area • Respectful of confidentiality • Able to work within set boundaries • Keep accurate visit records and feed back to the team regularly • An understanding of current Coronavirus regulations/recommendations
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile , local to West Lothian

Last updated 4 months ago