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Supportive Driver Volunteer

  • VO67880


Description

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 to get to support groups, supermarkets and other activities, as well as collecting and delivering prescriptions and helping to take children to playgroups. Drivers quickly get to know service users and build up a rapport with them, making it a really sociable and rewarding role.

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.

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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.

Restrictions

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

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel and lunch expenses covered, paid after each volunteering session or on a monthly basis.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago