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Volunteer Drivers required for 2-3 hours especially Wed/ Thus/ Fri afternoons delivering food parcels and meals to vunerable people in the community.
As a volunteer driver, you will be driving a 17 seater mini bus, operating a wheelchair lift (which you will receive training on), assisting bus helpers to help members onto/off the bus, choosing a route in consultation with the bus helper.
The role requires a PVG (Disclosure) check, which will be paid for by Age Concern.
The lunch clubs run from 10 am - 2.30 pm with some time for prep added on, therefore, if suitable, we are looking for volunteers to help out for 5½ hours.
In this role, you are making a difference in people's lives who may feel lonely or isolated; it's enjoyable and rewarding also. You will become part of a friendly team of volunteers who share the same passion for helping others.
Do you love to drive? Do you want to help older people stay healthy and independent at home? YES! Then this is a great volunteering opportunity for you.
Our trusted, reliable and friendly volunteers provide a vital weekly food shopping service which helps older people stay healthy and independent at home.
Volunteer Drivers normally dedicate one day a week to Food Train with a minimum time commitment of between four and five hours starting around 9.30am and finishing around 14:30pm.
On Mondays our Volunteer Drivers collect shopping lists from our customers. This involves going to customers’ homes accompanied by a Volunteer Helper, checking shopping lists are correct and clearly written and in some cases writing lists for customers.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Volunteer Drivers deliver shopping around the Galashiels, Hawick and Selkirk areas accompanied by a Volunteer Helper. Shopping is collected from Asda in Galashiels already boxed and is delivered in a dedicated Food Train van to each customers’ home where it is unpacked, checked and put away if required.
We provide a van for deliveries and all equipment to support this activity.
This social and active post will help keep you fit and active whilst providing an invaluable service to the local community.
Do you have an eye for detail? Do you like meeting people and getting outdoors? Do you have any free time to help at this local charity? We are looking for volunteers to help out in our busy shop and be part of our small friendly team.
Volunteer Drivers will be required to collect food parcels from NCT and to families isolated/ vulnerable during the pandemic.
Volunteer Drivers will ensure the safe transportation of discharged patients from hospital to their home location within the South Lanarkshire area. Volunteer drivers may also be required to collect various items, for instance Back to Home boxes or belongings and safely transport them to the patient’s home. Prescription pick-up may also be required.
Fuel expenses are paid at 0.45p per mile subject to review.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
• To provide safe and reliable transportation for patients
• To be polite and respectful and make patients feel reassured
• To safely guide patient’s in and out of the car whilst adhering to current NHS Lanarkshire guidance
• To collect Back to Home boxes or patients items as and when required for the patient
• To pick up a patient’s prescription from the ward or hospital pharmacy and deliver safely to their home
Jewish Care Scotland is looking for volunteers aged between 21-70 to drive their minibuses for around an hour on a Thursday morning and afternoon, as well as those who can commit to help out on an ad hoc basis.
Application to Disclosure Scotland may be required, the cost will be covered by Jewish Care Scotland.
Volunteers use their own vehicles to take patients to and from medical appointments. Volunteers let us know availability i.e, which day/days they wish to do and what times. Volunteers can also let us know what hospitals they are happy to take patients to and what hospitals they would not like to go to. Drivers pick up no earlier than 8.45 am and finish no later than 5.30 pm. Normally it is one patient per driver per car.
Would you like to support older people in the community to eat well, age well and live well and maintain their independence in their own homes for as long as they're able?
Are you friendly, sociable and patient with a caring manner?
Our Shopping Companion role could well be the opportunity for you!
You would carry out the following tasks:
· Collect an older person from their home on agreed date and time to take them for their grocery shopping.
· Support them as they do their grocery shop and transport them back to their home, helping unpack shopping if required.
· To report back to Food Train Connects team and complete all required documentation after each trip.
· To report any matters of concern to Food Train staff
· To inform Food Train Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints
· To maintain confidentiality
· To represent Food Train in a professional manner to customers and the wider community
A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in volunteering with us/for more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details are also available on our website at www.foodtrainconnects.org.uk
DO SOMETHING AMAZING – VOLUNTEER TODAY
RVS urgently need drivers to transport patients from across NHS Fife receiving treatment in the renal unit within 3 sites Victoria Hospital, Queen Margaret Hospital and St Andrews Community Hospital.
The service is open 6 days a week from Mon to Sat so some degree of flexibility will be required.
Volunteering won’t just help transform the lives of the people in need, it will change your life too. A few hours volunteering will make you feel great. You will be amazed what effect one conversation, one laugh from someone who has spent days alone or a heartfelt thank you can have.
They recruit volunteers who are caring and empathetic, and will be able to help support, reassure and offer companionship to the patients using the service.