We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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.
Our community transport service helps older people to get out and about when walking or public transport is not an option.
Main duties include escorting clients from their home to the car and providing transport for a variety of reasons. These can be taking the client to visit family or friends, go to a lunch club, shopping or to an appointment. A friendly helpful approach is all that is needed. This role is flexible and depends on your availability.
Our volunteers make a difference to the lives of people in their communities, helping them to live independently and with dignity or to others, caught up in emergencies and disasters. Providing much needed support and services to people who need them most e.g. accompanied shopping, p.o., banking trips, writing letters, filling in forms, reading, helping at social and/or lunch clubs, driving to appointments and clinics, hairdressers, supporting annual events e.g. Flu fairs, soup & sandwiches, Christmas party/lunch. Supporting Blue Light organisations in emergencies.
Needs a driving licence and an appropriate vehicle.
MIDAS clearance would be usefull but not essential.
Experience required: Friendly personality, understanding of the needs of older people, ability to observe and identify areas of concern. Good communication and listening skills, non judgemental attitude and good confidentialilty.
Travel details: Shetland wide.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile or public transport costs.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer