Transport is a real problem for many people as they grow older. Volunteer drivers can make a big difference to the quality of people’s lives by enabling them to continue to maintain activities such as shopping and reducing the anxiety involved in medical appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to:
• Take Scheme Members to and from hospital, medical and dental appointments;
• Take people shopping
Skills and personal qualities
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Personable and able to relate well to older or physically disabled people
• Sensitive to people’s needs and feelings
• Courteous and non-patronising in their volunteer work
• Able to act in accordance with the Impetus Equal Opportunities Policy
• Able to appreciate and fulfil the health & safety aspect of volunteering
• Willing to assist their Volunteer Coordinator in monitoring the Scheme
• A safe driver
Interview, two references and a DBS check.
Volunteer’s time commitment
Expenses: Yes – out of pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed
Induction: Yes – full induction with Volunteer Coordinator
Insurance cover: Yes – details of which are provided at Induction
Support on offer: Yes – supported by Volunteer Coordinator. Guidelines issued to volunteers.
Training: There is an ongoing programme of optional training.
Health & safety: Volunteer guidelines and induction cover health & safety issues
If you are interested, please contact Susan Alderson on:
Telephone: 01273 775888