Do you have spare time that you would like to do something worthwhile?
If you love driving you can volunteer your wheels and give people who can’t get out and about on their own some much-needed freedom.
The RVS are recruiting volunteers for our Community Transport Service. Could you offer your time to help older people get to their appointments (it may be the doctor or just the grocery store)?
If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.
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 England, Scotland and Wales 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. Volunteers are vital to the work of Royal Voluntary Service. Without them Royal Voluntary Service simply wouldn't exist. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and we've got something for everyone, including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volunteers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - our style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing in Volunteers organisation.
Full driving license required.
Experience required: You’ll need to have a friendly personality, an understanding of the needs of older people with the ability to observe and identify areas of concern. You’ll have good communication and listening skills with a non-judgemental attitude towards an individual’s circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality
Travel details: This opportunity takes place within your local community.
Minimum age: 17
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: Induction Training will be provided by RVS.
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