Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with emotional and practical support in their own homes.
Our charity shop, which raises valuable funds towards our work, opened in 2012. It is located in the heart of the city at 101 George Street, opposite John Lewis. A key component of the shop’s success is our collections/uplift service within the city. This helps to ensure that we have a steady supply of quality stock for the shop floor.
The shop is therefore always keen to recruit new volunteer drivers, who could assist us by collecting donations from homes and organisations within Aberdeen (we also uplift from Westhill). This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys driving and has some spare time to become part of our pool of volunteer drivers. A full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential. No fixed commitment in terms of hours is required.
Becoming a volunteer driver is a rewarding way to support Home-Start Aberdeen’s work with local families. We are now one of the largest Home-Start schemes in Scotland; this volunteer position is therefore also a good opportunity to contribute to the work of a wider team.
For further details please contact Karen Milne, Charity Shop Manager, E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel.: 01224 622390
We are one of Scotland’s largest Home-Start schemes, providing up to 180 families and 270 children with 27,500 hours of emotional and practical support in their own homes each year. Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them: •gain access to relevant health and welfare services •manage family budgets and nutrition •engage with their communities •enjoy family life again.
Experience required: A warm, friendly manner and someone who enjoys meeting others.
Travel details: Our shop is at 101 George Street, Aberdeen – directly across from John Lewis.
Minimum age: 17
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim a mileage allowance in line with HMRC guidelines.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Good training and support provided. Initial health & safety instructions re. Home visiting and manual handling will be provided. Support will be available through discussions with the charity shop manager
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