Driving Volunteer

  • VO47170


Description

As a volunteer driver your role will be to either pick up, drop off, or undertake a return journey, with the children and young people we work with. The children and young people live throughout North East Fife. This service is vital to the children who attend our services as a means of support and time to relax and have fun. The children and young people look forward to attending their activities such as 1:1 befriending or youth groups. These activities benefit the children and young people's social and emotional development. As a driver you will contribute to their overall experience by interacting with the children and meeting their families. All drivers must be over 21, have to complete an application form, undergo an enhanced PVG check, provide 2 referees and undertake training. Drivers will also have to provide evidence of car insurance, MOT, tax, servicing history and driving licence.

Organisation aims and objectives

Families First is a very small independent charity working with children and their families aged 5 – 16 years who face significant challenges in life living in North East Fife. These challenges include Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), various learning disabilities, social and emotional problems, mental health issues, caring responsibilities, being looked after away from their family, low self-esteem, medical problems and poverty. Isolation can be a significant challenge to the children we work with due to their personal circumstances and rural location. By supporting these children and their families we aim to: • Reduce isolation • Develop self-esteem • Improve social skills • Improve relationships All of the people we work with are referred to us by external statutory and voluntary agencies. We offer 3 core services - Family Support (adults), One-to-One Befriending (children) and Children's Group Work. Our overall objectives are to strengthen the social and emotional development of children, young people and their parents and carers; so they can become effective contributors to their communities. We do this in a number of ways, by providing opportunities for our service users to explore the challenges they face and gain new experiences in a safe environment with supportive staff and volunteers. In addition to one-to-one support and group work activities, we provide access to events throughout the year through our Family Support Service. These events give families a chance to spend time and have fun together, thus creating lasting memories with each other.

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2 hours per fortnight

Restrictions

Experienced drivers
Experience required: Drivers with proven driving experience who are able to communicate well with children and young people.
Travel details: Various locations in and around St Andrews and North East fife.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage rate 45p per mile
Training details: Our volunteers go through a recruitment process and receive ongoing support and training throughout their time with us. All volunteers are assigned a supervisor whom they can contact at any time with any queries or concerns.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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