Royal Voluntary Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC038924

RVS. aims to help people maintain independence and dignity in their own homes and communities, particularly in later life. This strategy places increased emphasis on: - Food delivered to the home - Extending the service we provide in hospitals to include not just cafes and shops but also patient support and get-you-home service - Community help schemes that support independence for older and housebound people at home and in their community - Emergency services to support those vulnerable through national or other disasters

Current opportunities

This role will support people who are lonely or isolated and need support to get connected again with their community. Often our clients have recently been discharged home from hospital and our volunteers can help with tasks such as transport, shopping, prescription collection and signposting to other services.

As a Volunteer Driver you will help adults get to a medical/health/social appointment. You will have access to your own vehicle and can transport someone locally or further afield into Grampian. You can also help with shopping by using your vehicle to take someone shopping or do a shop for them and deliver it back. Our clients often do not have access to transport due to mobility or lack of options if they are remote. Our service ensures they are able to attend vital services and have access to food, promoting nutrition and hydration. We have opportunities across Aberdeenshire. Mileage will be reimbursed. Applicants must live in Aberdeenshire, we are unable to accept applications if you live in Aberdeen City or Moray.