Supportive Driver Volunteer

  • VO67880


Our volunteer drivers provide service users with lifts to hospital or GP appointments so that they can access vital medical care and treatment. They also help service users get to supermarkets and some other welfare appointments, as well as collecting and delivering prescriptions. Drivers quickly get to know service users and build up a rapport with them, making it a really sociable and rewarding role. Volunteers can use their own car or we can arrange a hire car.

Organisation aims and objectives

Positive Help offers practical help to people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The four core services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers. The services provided include: Befriending for children and young people; Home Support (cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, DIY, gardening, and other domestic tasks); a free Transport service, which helps people to get to and from medical appointments as well as support groups or local supermarkets; and Study Buddies, a homework mentoring service for children.










Driving takes place approximately between 9am and 5pm, although this can vary. The commitment we seek is 1 day per week, however, if your availability allows you to do more (or if you need to do less), this can be discussed at the interview.


Experience required: Approachable and friendly, reliable, punctual, a good communicator and a safe driver
Travel details: Edinburgh and the Lothians
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel and lunch expenses covered, paid after each volunteering session or on a monthly basis.
Training details: You will receive comprehensive training on the role, relevant issues and service group, as well as a First Aid session. Once you begin volunteering you will be supported by the service coordinator to fulfil your role. We also offer ongoing training and support sessions to enable you to volunteer with confidence! A PVG is required for this role (Positive Help cover this cost).