Supportive Transport Volunteer

  • VO74020


Description

The volunteering opportunity consists of you being able to do the following:

• Supporting the service user during travel i.e. collect, drop off and return service users from their residence to the BBV clinics or other clinical settings.
• Assisting service user to and from the vehicle
• Encouraging good and supportive conversations en-route to services
• Physical ability to move and handle service users where appropriate e.g. supporting people who may use a walking aid or O2.
• Have a full driving licence
• Where history of drug or alcohol addiction, the person will be well established in recovery from drugs/and or alcohol (e.g drug alcohol free for 2 years).
• Have a good knowledge of HIV and Hepatitis C
• Non-judgemental attitude
• Have a mature, stable outlook, patience and empathy
• Be comfortable talking openly about HIV and Hepatitis C
• Be good communicator and be able to engage with a variety of different people
• To raise any problems or concerns with the Waverley Care Fife Support Coordinator on duty or the Waverley Care Volunteer Coordinator

Organisation aims and objectives

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. We are a community of diverse and inspiring people united by the same goal – to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C in Scotland. Our work is focused on prevention, education, testing and support. Throughout Scotland we’re reducing new HIV and Hepatitis C infections, getting people diagnosed and supporting those affected in whatever ways they need. We’re also busy challenging stigma.

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Frequency and commitment details

4 hours per week

Restrictions

Expected to volunteer in position for 6 months minimum.
Experience required: • Have a full driving licence • Where history of drug or alcohol addiction, the person will be well established in recovery from drugs/and or alcohol (e.g drug alcohol free for 2 years). • Have a good knowledge of HIV and Hepatitis C • Non-judgemental attitude • Have a mature, stable outlook, patience and empathy • Be comfortable talking openly about HIV and Hepatitis C • Be good communicator and be able to engage with a variety of different people
Travel details: Monday (Kirkcaldy), Tuesday (Dunfermline), Wednesday (Kirkcaldy). Collect service users from their home in a timely manner in order to get them to their scheduled appointment time and taking them back home.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid for.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: • Volunteer Induction Training consisting of four days covering subjects such as Boundaries, confidentiality, HIV and Hep C, Mental Health, Drug Awareness, Communication, Equality and Diversity • Induction into the role. • New referrals, should be introduced to volunteer first by the Fife Support Coordinator, who will carry out a risk assessment. • First driving appointment with any new referral should be accompanied by Fife Support Coordinator, thereafter the volunteer will support the client independently to appointments. • Regular day-to-day support from Waverley Care Fife Support Coordinators • Regular supervision with Waverley Care Volunteer Coordinator • Any additional relevant training that may be required including
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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