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Larkhall and District Volunteer Group (LDVG) are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support clients to and from their non-emergency appointments to the local GP surgery or Hospital. Volunteers would drive our new electric Nissan Leaf car or use their own car to transport the patient from their home, to their appointment before assisting them in returning home again. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. Volunteers will need to have a clean, current driving licence.
We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.
Drivers are asked to transport members to and from various activities held at LDVG and on outings and group activities to various events and destinations. The driver will drive the group’s wheelchair accessible minibus and work with an appointed escort (if required). We also transport for care homes, school activities, for individual members of the public and for external hires from other community groups in the area. Passengers may be frail; elderly; children or other vulnerable people. Volunteers need to be between 25-70 years old with a clean; current driving licence. We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.
The purpose of the community car scheme is to provide a service for people who are unable to use or have difficulty with access to public transport. Our aim is to help people with journeys to non-emergency NHS medical appointments which they may otherwise be unable to make.
To collect passengers and drive them to/from their destination in our New Nissan Electric Car.
Journeys are during the daytime hours Monday- Friday, evening and weekends trips are possible if a volunteer is available.
To assist passengers getting into or out of the car if they require it.
To ensure any luggage, walking aids, wheelchairs etc... are safely stowed.
To wait for passengers attending appointments or, depending on the length of appointment, to leave them and return later to take them home.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support their charity shops by collecting donated stock and delivering stock to their local Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland store.
Volunteers’ level of involvement is arranged to suit both parties as they require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers who may be called upon to cover any unavailability by their regular team. Volunteers must have their own transport and have held their driving licence for a minimum of 3 years.
The State Hospital offers a person centred approach to visiting where every effort is made to accommodate the individual needs of visitors. Maintaining relationships with family and friends is an important part of the patient's recovery journey.
The importance of effectively engaging with patients, their families and carers is recognised. In particular, carers and Named Persons are actively encouraged to meaningfully contribute to patient care and treatment planning.
Changes made to visiting sessions means that those utilising public transport are finding it more difficult to link in with these visit sessions.
This role will require the volunteer to use their own vehicle for pre-bookable travel for approved patient visitors and volunteers between Biggar or Lanark and the Hospital and return after their visit. The State Hospital is one of four high secure hospitals in the UK. Located in South Lanarkshire, in central Scotland, it is a national service for patients in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients, ensuring safe transfer to appropriate lower levels of security.
The Hospital recognises the important and valuable contribution made by volunteers to enrich the quality of everyday life for patients. Pre approved patient visitors are able to visit any day. Visit sessions usually last 1 hour and meetings can last 2 hours. Volunteer drivers would be expected to collect the visitor and return them after the visit/meeting. Volunteer drivers can also combine this role with that of Volunteer Visitor and a visit can be arranged during the times they are volunteering to maximize their input.
The Scottish Pantry Network is looking for a volunteer driver to support the redistribution of surplus food to pantries across the city.
TSPN champions a creative model and strength-based approach to tackle food insecurity that offers a ‘shopping experience’ to individuals and their community.
Pantry members are not required to explain their personal circumstances, and memberships are open to everyone in the community. The Pantry model is based on a membership system where shoppers choose their own food items. This approach is designed to be inclusive and not to differentiate and helps Pantries to be regarded as a local food outlet as opposed to a place to go for food support.
The need for providing basic support including food is increasing dramatically, as has the risk of poor mental health, social isolation, debt, relationship pressures and unemployment.
TSPN members help to facilitate an effective way to provide food with dignity within local communities, helping make people’s budgets go further, and increasing community engagement and cohesion, while reducing large scale food waste.
Candidates must have expertise operating a medium-sized transit van and possess a standard driver's licence. A pleasant, outgoing, and charming individual who gets along well with others would be ideal for this position.
Moreover, you must be able to lift and load objects. You must be flexible and understand that managing surplus food can occasionally be unpredictable, thus daily routes and drop-off locations may change in order to successfully fulfil the function of Volunteer Driver.
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We need volunteers to safely drive people to and from locations such as their home, medical centres, hospitals and care/nursing facilities. This helps people who may not be able to transport themselves. You will be warm and friendly and make it easy for them to get to where they need to be.
You will start as a driver working as part of an experienced team building up your clinical skills over time to become an Ambulance Care assistant. Contracts vary offering shifts both weekday and weekends ranging from 8 to 12 hours per shift, volunteers usually do at least two shifts per month.
Applicants will need to complete a driving assessment and attend a meet & greet with the service team.
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 Back to Home boxes and safely transport them to the patient’s home. Prescription pick-up may also be required.
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 (patients cannot be physically assisted)
• To collect Back to Home boxes as and when required for the patient
• To pick up a patient’s prescription from the hospital pharmacy and deliver safely to their home
We run a wood recycling project from our workshop in Granton. We collect waste wood, clean it and sell it back to the public. We need help with collections and delivering orders. The role requires you to drive the van and handle timber on and off the vehicle. On quiet days you could help with other aspects of the project. We aim to keep as much timber as possible in use whilst providing training for young, unemployed people. All drivers for Move On must join the PVG scheme.
To be part of Real Life Volunteer Service providing services that help vulnerable people within the community and supports the work of local Real Life Options teams. Our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility & Excellence underpin our approach and all our services recognise people for their individuality and are afforded the same dignity, respect, status and rights as other citizens.
Are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge.
• Chatting to and befriending people we support
• Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well
• Everyday practical household tasks
• Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives
• Assist with shopping
• Support with correspondence
• Provide transport
• Support with social outings
• Assisting with pet care
• Assist with food preparation
• Prescription collections
• Support with Gardening and some physical tasks.
• Get involved with Social Events and being vital in improving the social lives of the people we support
Benefits to Volunteers:
• Assisting to support people maintain their independence
• Helping people in their local community
• Personal development
• Meeting new people
• Making friends
• Improving health & wellbeing
Reports to: Local Service Manager