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Driver Volunteer

  • VO59982


Description

Volunteer drivers would use their own car to bring clients to the centre.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Haven is a registered charity which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by life limiting illness including cancer, MS, Motor Neurone Disease and to carers and family members. Support is provided at all stages of illness; from diagnosis, during treatment, at the end of life stage and importantly, bereavement support for carers. Services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists and volunteer peer support, both at a drop in centre and in clients own homes, through the Haven@Home service. Clients can self refer, all services are provided free of charge and volunteer drivers assist clients to access the centre. Support focuses on improving knowledge and understanding of all aspects of illness, treatment and care; improving emotional wellbeing, reducing and managing stress and supporting clients to effectively self manage the impact that illness and caring has on their life.

Availability

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Half days. Set days each week. 9.30 to 13.30 and 13.00 to 16.00.

Restrictions

18 and over age limit as volunteers will be left unsupervised and may be dealing with complex, confidential information.
Experience required: Good listener, adheres to rules and policies, helpful and reliable.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile. Travel expense forms completed monthly.
Training details: All volunteers will attend mandatory training - induction day (general Haven information, policies, role descriptions, expectations), loss and grief training plus ongoing 6 weekly reviews and personal development plan.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago