Social Transport Driver

  • VO34522


Description

Many people living in Aberdeenshire are unable to access transport due to restricted mobility. Our schemes provide one to one transport to enable people to remain living independently in their own homes with dignity. Requests include transport for shopping trips, appointments and social outings. Anyone affected by restricted mobility can use our service. If you would like to help people in your community and can spare 1 - 2 hours a month, a fortnight or weekly, then we would love to hear from you.

Organisation aims and objectives

RVS services help people to maintain their independence and dignity in their own homes and communities, particularly in later life. WRVS Aberdeenshire Community Services provides support to people living in Aberdeenshire who are socially isolated or housebound for any reason.

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Restrictions

Level of responsibility required/minimum legal age to drive
Experience required: Volunteers should have a sociable and patient nature; and be willing to undertake relevant training. Volunteers should have a full driving license and be willing to use their own vehicle.
Travel details: In Deeside we currently have schemes in Ballater (drivers urgently required) and Torphins. We are looking to expand our Social/Community Transport schemes into new areas across Aberdeenshire; including Banchory, Aboyne, Westhill, Portlethen and Stonehaven. Currently this service is only available to people living outside Aberdeen City due to conditions of our funding.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Will be reimbursed
Training details: Induction includes information regarding support, health & Safety and the tasks the volunteer is undertaking. Ongoing support is provided by Project Co-ordinators and through regular get-togethers. Training is also offered on any other topic of interest
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.