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You’ll travel across Dundee and surrounding area to collect stroke clients wishing to attend exercise club, who would not be able to travel themselves. A stroke may have made their speech, balance or walking difficult, and having a friendly face travel with them will help reduce their self-awareness and give them confidence while chatting along the way. Their stroke rehabilitation and progress would be limited if they could not get out the house and attend the club where they meet other people going through the same experience.
Your role is not simply to maintain their safety while in the bus. It is to welcome them back into the community again, at time that they are self-conscious about how they may look, sound or walk. For you, further opportunity maybe available to also help during the exercise club, giving you a sense of self-worth and “giving back”. A real sense of usefulness and purpose.
Picking up an older person (guest) and accompanying them to a volunteer host’s home for an afternoon tea where they will enjoy the company of other people so easing social isolation and loneliness. Where possible you will pick up the same guest/s each month.
We are looking for a Passenger Assistant to help out on our 'Out & About' Bus, where we take elderly people out on a daily basis to various places around Dundee. This is run in partnership with Dundee City Council.
In order to run this service, with high standards of safety, support and customer service, we require Volunteer Passenger Assistant to assist our customers and our drivers on these trips. This is a voluntary role, however travel and any additional out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
The Passenger Assistant is there to provide support and assistance to our customers, getting on and off our transport, to keep a register of customers who get on and off at each venue, to follow and instruction given by the driver to ensure the safety of the passengers/staff at all times.
Volunteers can commit to 1 day per week or more, Monday-Friday 9.30-2.30pm.
The role will be for 15/20 hours a week as a driver, helping to assist with the day to day deliveries and collections. You will be working between both CommuniTayfood café and the Wellgate café/shop. Good sound knowledge of Dundee area, as you will be required to collect and distribute food. The candidate should have a willingness to learn and a can do attitude, be reliable, friendly and good at time keeping.
To enhance patient experience by supporting them with transport to access Day Care services, attend clinic appointments and social activities, where appropriate.
Core Duties include:
· To collect/return patients from or to their home, Day Care services or ward in safety and comfort.
· To listen to and talk with patients.
· To prompt patients to bring items of a personal nature including mobility aids, medication and keys, and also prompt them to lock doors, as highlighted in the ‘Advice on Transporting Patients Guidelines’.
· To wear an ID badge at all times while on duty.
· Respecting confidentiality, maintaining the persons dignity and comply with the NHS Tayside Confidentiality Policies.
· To comply with NHS Tayside volunteering policies and guidelines.
· To be aware of and comply with NHS Tayside policies relevant to the role eg Health & Safety, Infection Prevention Control, Social Media etc.
· To feed back any concerns regarding the wellbeing of patients to nursing staff in the first instance.
· To attend mandatory training as required.
These are the primary core duties of a Volunteer Driver however certain activities can be changed or amended to suit requirements, under the supervision of the Nursing Staff, AHPs or Voluntary Services Team.
If you enjoy meeting people from all over the world, love Abbotsford and want to share it with our visitors you might enjoy joining our volunteer team as a mini-bus driver.
Role Description :
What you will be doing*
• Complete vehicle safety checks prior to and at the end of each day and record these as per organisational procedures
• Report any defects and faults as per guidelines and procedures
• To be responsible for the safety of your passengers and to be aware of the relevant mini bus legislation and any Covid measures introduced by the Abbotsford Trust
• To be able to use the passenger lift/ramp in a safe and responsible manner.
• Ensure the correct use of the appropriate wheelchair tie downs and passenger restraint systems
• When necessary assist passengers when entering and leaving the vehicle.
• To work in a helpful, caring and confidential manner within the aims and objectives of the organisation.
• To be self-motivated and sensitive to the needs of passengers and colleagues.
• To inform the Visitor Services Manager and in their absence the Volunteer Co-ordinator of any changes to your health or endorsements that affect your driving licence or ability to drive.
• To notify any incidents or accidents affecting passenger safety whilst on duty.
• To work within health and safety legislation at all times.
• To attend relevant training courses before carrying passengers
• Ensure that the vehicle is in a clean condition (inside and out) before and after use.
• Refuel the bus as required.
• Contribute to mini bus service development by making suggestions and feeding back passenger comments
• Applicants must be over 30 years of age. This is an insurance requirement.
• Must have a full, clean licence which includes the D1 entitlement (automatic if manual car licence obtained before Jan 1st 1997).
• Over the age of 70 drivers will need to renew the ‘D1’ entitlement of their licence, requiring a medical examination (D4). This is valid for 3 years.
• Over the age of 70 drivers will need to be accepted as a ‘named driver’ by Abbotsford’s insurers. Unless and until this is agreed the applicant will be unable to drive the minibus.
• Be able to drive minibus/vehicles safely and professionally. Training will be given (MiDAS).
• Be flexible; and able to work as part of a team
• Be in good health
• Be patient, understanding, have a responsible attitude and provide exceptional customer care.
Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre are looking for a volunteer driver to drive a van to help deliver soup to elderley residents in Twechar. There will another volunteer in the van helping to take the soup to the door.
Every Thursday between 11.30am -1pm.
Must have full clean license and be between 25 years and 69 years for our insurance
St John Scotland Ayrshire & Arran is starting a patient transport
service for renal patients in University Hospital Ayr.
We are recruiting volunteer drivers to transport dialysis patients to
and from the Renal Unit at University Hospital Ayr. This is a new
initiative, completely free for patients.
All patients are referred to St John Scotland by NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, collect passengers from their
homes in Ayr (initially) at a pre-arranged time, taking them to the
hospital and returning them home afterwards. We pay mileage costs.
A few hours per week is all that we ask. This opportunity is hugely
Food Train is an award-winning charity providing services to older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Drivers collect shopping lists from customers, collect the shopping orders from the shop and deliver to the customers with the support of a Helper.
Collecting shopping lists from customers • Collecting shopping orders from shops • Stack van to ensure shopping boxes are secure • Deliver and unpack shopping orders for customers • To record mileage • To report any matters of concern to Food Train staff • To inform Food Train Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints • To maintain confidentiality • Representing Food Train in a professional manner to customers and the wider community
Would you be willing to help people access essential services and social activities in Angus? Could you be a volunteer driver?
We are looking for drivers who can help us provide a volunteer driver service to assist service users to access school, appointments, meetings and access community activities as requested by Voluntary Services.
The main tasks involve:
• Safely transporting service users including young people, older people and people with disabilities
• Assisting people in and out of the car
• Helping people to their front door
• Assisting with bags
• Maintaining appropriate boundaries in relationships
• Maintaining confidentiality
• Taking responsibility for ensuring car seats are appropriate for car and child being transported.
You will need to be:
• A confident driver
• Willing to use your own vehicle and have business insurance cover
• Enjoy meeting people
• Show empathy, patience and reliability
• Availability 2-3 hours daily
• Be comfortable working on own initiative but know when to seek support
We are looking for volunteers who can offer 2-3 hours per week with a minimum period of 6 months commitment.
Induction training is mandatory and includes confidentiality, personal safety, protecting people, lone working, communication skills and values. Other training may be offered, such as manual handling, dealing with difficult behaviour, working with people with disabilities.
A PVG will be required.