Driver

  • VO61495


Description

Interested in meeting new people, having fun, gaining new experiences and like driving? Then this is for you. You would enhance the lives of those living here by providing access to everyday activities.

You could take people to their football training, reading or horse-riding classes. You could drive people to a country park to go cycling, or for a walk somewhere new or you could drive into town to the cinema or library? You could simply drive people to and from or you could drive and participate in the activity. It’s your choice!

If you like meeting people the activity may not be so important, however we always try to match you with like-minded folk to enhance your and our resident and students experience! Additionally, we provide ‘buddy’ support to enhance your experience as well as residents and students experiences.

Most activities happen on a weekly basis, so there are opportunities for regular driving times. Equally you may prefer to share/alternate your driving commitments, which offers more flexibility. There are also occasional activities, days out or seasonal events, some of which are planned ahead, others less so. This offers our residents the chance to make best use of opportunities that arise and offers some spontaneity and additional fun; something most of us take for granted.

You can use your own vehicle or, after a basic induction, one of our own vehicles. By contributing a small bit of time you can make a huge difference to the lives of those who live at Camphill Blair Drummond. Expenses are reimbursed.

Organisation aims and objectives

Camphill Blair Drummond is a home-from-home environment providing shared living, meaningful activities and friendship for people with learning disabilities in a unique family setting. We are a community of 42 residents, 35 day students, 35 international volunteers who spend up to 1 year in our community and close to 100 employees, making us the largest employer in rural Stirlingshire. At Blair Drummond everyone lives, works and grows together regardless of age, background, nationality or ability. Here you will find a vibrant environment where the enthusiasm of the people who live and work here creates a warm, friendly and supportive community where everyone’s contributions are valued and respected. We are proud of our unique, family environment where residents can live independently and in privacy whilst enjoying the support, companionship and friendship of others. Everyone here is treated with dignity and respect and we strongly believe that everyone has something to contribute.

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This is flexible; daytime, evenings or weekends. As it is mostly local it could be as little as 1hr a week. Equally it could be 2-4 hours depending on the activity and location. Occasionally, it might be a whole day, especially during weekends and holidays.

Restrictions

No restrictions All volunteer roles are subject to references and PVG Police Check Drivers will be required to provide relevant documentation.
Experience required: Full range of life skills and experiences welcome. Sympathetic to the culture of CBD. Patient, empathic with a sensitiveness to the needs of those being supported. Good communicator with a good sense of humour and willingness to have fun! Reliable and flexible (consistency is primary)
Travel details: Most activities take place in Stirlingshire with occasional day trips further afield. Volunteer drivers would expand these opportunities especially during weekends & holidays.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer Expenses policy covers out of pocket expenses. Details on enquiry
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: All volunteer roles follow a steady introduction to the role and to the group/individuals that are to be involved. The activity and how best to work around everyone’s needs is discussed to ensure best match of personalities and needs. Where necessary a dry run may be made to the venue for clarity. Additional support is in place until volunteers and support team feel confident. This process offers opportunities for any concerns or second thoughts to be discussed and acted on.
Training details: Volunteer Induction takes up to 3 months and includes key sessions on Safeguarding Adults with learning difficulties, Confidentiality, and Fire and Safety as well as Expenses and Driving policies. The rolling Learning and Development program provides additional sessions on Communication, Community Ethos and Community living.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago