Aberlour Options Moray offer a safe, homely environment for children with disabilities to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers can help support the service by assisting children and young people with travel during their stay. This can involving picking children up from their home with a staff member, taking them home after their stay, or helping them to access their regular activities while staying with the respite service.
The impact you can make...
Being away from home can be a daunting experience for children and young people. Volunteer Drivers play a key role in helping children and young people feel comfortable, secure and at ease from the beginning of their stay and throughout. Volunteer Drivers can impact on a child or young person’s experience through positive interactions, supporting them to participate in new experiences and to have an enjoyable stay with Aberlour Options Moray.
The benefits to you...
Volunteer Drivers can gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to participate in activities. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
To provide one to one / group support for young people who live in the Moray area who are affected by alcohol and/or drugs.
Due to insurance reasons and will be subject to a Enhanced Disclosure
Experience required: Full UK driving licence with at least 12 months driving experience After school, evenings or during school holidaysAbility to communicate with children and young people Good communication and listening skills To have a non-judgemental approach and have empathy To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed To be a team player Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed Reliable and approachable Friendly, helpful.
Travel details: Within a radius of 25 miles from Elgin. The base is at 6 Alba Place, Bishopmill.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer