Community Transport Volunteers

  • VO74941


Description

Do you love driving, meeting people and have a genuine interest in helping older people? Then this role is for you. Our Community Transport volunteers provide much needed transport for older people to help them attend appointments and social activities. Volunteer drivers provide friendly social contact and help them to maintain their independence. You can also help with shopping needs either with Assisted Shopping or Shop and Drop. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you transport, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the older people. You may take an older person to a regular appointment or respond to ad-hoc requests for transport. Drivers use their own vehicles to provide a friendly journey and support the older person to and from their home and destination. Community Transport volunteers are so much more than taxi drivers! Flexible times available during Monday to Friday morning or afternoon. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact us via email: aberdeenhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or tel 01224 937110.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across the country so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.

Availability

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Flexible times available during Monday to Friday morning or afternoon.

Restrictions

Experience required: Communication skills: good verbal skills when speaking to clients; listening skills when engaging with clients; reliable; genuine interest in older people; confident nature; empathy; patience; health and safety awareness; full driving licence; own vehicle.
Travel details: We cover the Aberdeen City area. You will pick up at client from their home driving them to their destination and drive them back home.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant out of pocket volunteer expenses are re-imbursed as per RVS expenses policy e.g.: bus fares, car mileage.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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