Description

Volunteer Drivers will support individuals with dementia and possibly their carer/supporter to maintain independence and access Alzheimer Scotland Community Activities and Café. Drivers will be responsible for the safe transfer of individuals from their home to the activity and back again. Volunteer Drivers can engage in the activity or drop off the individual and return for them to transport them safely home at the end of the activity.

Drivers should have a well maintained vehicle and Alzheimer Scotland will be required to have copies of vehicle/driver documentation. Drivers should have space to store a walking aid should the service user require such aids. Drivers may be asked to support more than 1 service user to/from the activity. Community Activities/Café take place in and around the City of Dundee. Monday-Friday.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland's leading dementia charity. Established in 1994, our entire organisation is dedicated to understanding the challenges dementia brings and supporting people with dementia and their partners, families and carers to meet these challenges and live well with dementia. Our main aim is that no-one should go through dementia alone.

Availability

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We would like volunteers to offer a minimum of 6 months commitment. Activities normally take place on a weekly basis.

Restrictions

For Insurance Purposes
Experience required: Full Drivers License and own well maintained vechicle. Previous experience transporting elderly people is an advantage but not essential. An interest in Older People. cheerful disposition and patience is key. Individuals with points on license should highlight to Volunteer coordinator.
Travel details: In and around the city of Dundee. Volunteer Drivers can claim mileages for during their Volunteering.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Drivers will receive mileage whilst undertaking their volunteering role
Training details: Volunteers will have a named line manager, receive training & regular support & supervision. All volunteers are required to take dementia training & moving & handling.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 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.