As we cover the whole of Carrick (North and South) transport is a huge issue and cost for the club. Could you help us by driving SACT or Community minibuses?
This will allow us to offer transport links to rural areas and give young people in these areas the opportunity to participate in our fantastic sport and committed community club.
For this role full membership of the PVG scheme is mandatory but we can organise that free of charge. You will be fully supported by our club committee, volunteers and players.
The time commitment for coaching is generally approx. 5 hours per week including 1 weekday evening and either Saturday or Sunday mornings during term time, you will primarily be associated with one year group.
Contact us on email@example.com please mark Volunteering in the subject line and have a look at our Facebook pages to see what our amazing volunteers support: @carrickrugby and @ Carrick Micro/minis
Please note: only drivers between the ages of 25 and 75 with two full years of driving experience and who have or are willing to complete MiDAS training within 12 months will be permitted to drive the minibuses. Over the age of 70, drivers must have completed a PCV medical in order to continue driving any minibus.
As the population of the 65+ community in Dundee increases so do the number of elderly people who are isolated and lonely. Help us to keep older people independent, safe and well in their own homes by being a volunteer driver, enabling older people to get to appointments, do their own shopping or enjoy meeting up with friends and family.
You will hold a full drivers licence and if you have access to a suitable and reliable car you must hold comprehensive insurance. You will be happy to collect our customers from their own home and drive them to their desired location. Where appropriate you may have to wait for a period of time before taking the passenger home.
Your responsibilities will include cash handling, light paperwork and you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme. All costs associated with your role as a volunteer will be met by DCT.
DCT are keen to recruit drivers from anywhere in Dundee.
Dementia Friendly East Lothian (DFEL) exists to transform the lives of people living with dementia and the people who love and support them. We work to help people live not just exist, we help people to remain connected to their communities and support people with things to do, places to go and people to see. You will be involved in:
o Helping to set up and set down for the session.
o Being a travel buddy
o Welcoming members to each group/session or hosting a friendship group independently after training and probationary period.
o Contributing to the planning and delivery of activities and outings based on the members choices and your own skills.
o Chatting with members
o Take part in the group/session indoor and outdoor activities.
o Help with catering and washing up!
One thing is for certain no two days will be the same!
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity are looking for volunteer drivers to support with collections and deliveries of items for our Buchanan Galleries Shop and to support with any other ad-hoc driving tasks. Use of our charity van will be provided and manual handling training given.
Volunteers will be part of a team and be contacted when a collection or delivery is required, this is a flexible role where you can choose when you are available to support.
This opportunity will include some heavy lifting.
If you would like more information or have any questions before registering an interest then please feel free to contact our Fundraising Volunteer Manager, Becky, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07388 222168.
Volunteer drivers will have the opportunity to drive either a Mini bus or MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) transporting service users to and from various locations, picking up food donations from supermarkets, accompany staff on outdoor activities and also participate if interested, interact with service users. Complete daily checks, log mileage usage and reporting any relevant issues/problems to a designated staff member, ensure vehicles are kept clean and tidy internally and externally.
Opened in 2019, the Health and Wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House provides a range of holistic services to the local community. Services are GP and patient-led, with referrals from primary and secondary care providers. Run by The Prince’s Foundation, it provides an Integrated Health and Wellbeing Programme, with the centre also open to health charities and other organisations.
Currently, the organisation is running a range of health care programmes for the community free of charge, such as Chronic Pain, Obesity and Weight Management, and Mental health courses. These are open to anyone in Ayrshire. Although based at the wonderful Dumfries House Estate at the health and wellbeing centre, this might also be problematic to people who would like to join but do not have the means and ways to get to the estate since there is no public transport links. Volunteer drivers would support both us as a foundation but more importantly the participants.
Volunteer drivers transport people from their homes to Dumfries House and back to their residences, using their own vehicles. The volunteer drivers are reassured that the participants will be assessed that they are fit to get in and out of the vehicles on their own.
The different wellbeing programmes run in between 6 to 12 weeks with morning and/or afternoon sessions. Each session lasts for 3 hours and volunteer drivers can either opt to leave and return the estate or else enjoy a walk in the grounds and a complimentary tea or coffee.
• The ability to be supportive, non-judgemental and accepting of others.
• Warmth, sensitivity and a willingness to listen.
• Patience and understanding.
• Enjoy interacting with people.
• Willingness to get involved.
• An understanding of the importance of a regular commitment.
We're looking for an adult volunteer who will provide a supportive friendship for a socially isolated young person aged between 8 and 18 who lives in South Ayrshire. Ideally this will involve meeting with their young person every couple of weeks for a few hours, spending time together accessing local activities.
• Be matched on a 1:1 basis with a young person.
• Go on regular outings and activities with the young person.
• Have the opportunity to participate in group outings/activities and also volunteer support sessions.
• Keeping in touch with the Project about the young person’s achievements / growth and activities, and to receive ongoing support from the Project.
• Open minded as the Project works with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
• Following training, to be able to have empathy and understanding of some of the issues encountered by young people referred to the Project.
• Continuous focus on the needs of the young person who you are matched with.
• Willing to participate in a broad range of activities mutually agreed with the young person.
• To be a positive adult role model for the young person and, very importantly, to have FUN!
• Have an awareness of and be able to adhere to the Project’s policies and procedures.
We offer free transport to cancer patients and where possible their escort to all hospitals and clinics in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout Ayrshire. Patients are collected from their homes, accompanied to hospital and taken home again after treatment. This service is especially useful for patients who feel unwell, those living in rural areas, the elderly and parents taking their children for treatment. We also provide transport for the hospice and to appointments for all therapy sessions.
We can only ensure to continue the service with the support of our volunteer drivers. If you can commit to a few hours of driving and waiting for patients every week or fortnight or every month, please consider volunteering with us.
To safeguard both service users and drivers, we require all volunteers to be PVG checked and we do require volunteers to own a vehicle (MOT & insured) and have a clean valid driving license. We will reimburse mileage expenses for volunteers.
The 60 Plus Drop In has been operating since 2016 and meets weekly from 2pm – 4pm on a Wednesday. The last Wednesday of the month is the lunch club which meets at 1pm until 2.30/3pm.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the clubs, this would involve setting up, planning activities and helping with these, making tea/coffee etc half way through. The members clear this up and wash the dishes etc. We often have guest speakers or agencies in as well as running activities ourselves.
Most of the members are in their late 70’s and 80’s hence the need to look for more volunteers to help with the club and keep it running. The volunteers would need to start at 1.30pm but should be finished around 4pm as everyone helps clear up.
Volunteers for the lunch club would start earlier in the morning as we cook the lunch at the Centre and help prepare and dish this up as well as clearing up.
We also will be look for volunteer drivers to pick up people around the Scalloway area and mileage would be paid.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small friendly volunteer team that support socially isolated older people and their carers. We run a varied programme of activities. The main tasks are:
• Collect members from their home and drive them to the café, and return them home afterwards
• Attend regular support and supervision meetings with your Project Worker
• Take part in mandatory induction training, and other relevant LinkLiving training
• Maintain confidentiality regarding members' personal information
• Operate within LinkLiving’s volunteer policies and any other relevant guidelines and legislation
• Submit relevant expenses and receipts on a monthly basis
You should be able to work as part of a team , be friendly and approachable