Description

A North-east charity is seeking volunteer drivers to help support its life-enhancing services.

NESS, which has been supporting visually impaired people in Aberdeen since 1879, holds a wide range of activities from discussion groups to smartphone classes. The regular activities enable elderly people who have difficulty seeing or hearing to take part in social events, make friends and feel more engaged in their community. Many NESS service users are socially isolated due to difficulty getting about and a fear of using public transport. The activities at NESS are often the only opportunity for many to get out of the house and meet people.

However, due to increasing demand, the charity is in urgent need of volunteers who are willing to help NESS service users get to the activities. Volunteers can give anything from two to twenty hours, and full training and expenses are provided.

Graham Senff, who has been volunteering as a driver for NESS for over a year commented: “I find it so rewarding when I see the enjoyment of the service users when they are picked up and dropped of at their door.”

To find out more information, potential volunteers should contact Debbie Robertson or Sheila Ogden on debbie.robertson@nesensoryservices.org / tel.: 0345 2712345.

Organisation aims and objectives

North East Sensory Services (NESS) is the leading provider of fully integrated joint sensory services in the North East of Scotland. Through our wide range of services, we work to achieve independence for blind and deaf people.

Restrictions

Experience required: Reliable, honest and trustworthy
Travel details: Aberdeen City Centre.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant expenses are re-imbursed to volunteers.
Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

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.