Volunteer pilots to cycle and/or be an outrider to a Trishaw [bicycle] and its passengers in and around Wick. This Trishaw enables disabled or those with poor mobility to get out and about for recreational purposes. The trishaw is electrically assisted. Volunteers receive full training and support.
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 van and be part of our small friendly team. If you would like more information give us a ring on 876605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a volunteer driver, you will be offered driving opportunities by the NHS Lothian Flow Centre. Your duties will be as follows:
Picking up patients from hospitals at agreed times. Where appropriate, escorting the patient from the hospital building to the car. Returning patients to their homes (NB: the driver will never enter the patient’s home). Putting patients at ease and making small talk as appropriate. Maintaining confidentiality.
Volunteer drivers required to help Caithness Cats protection release or deliver rescued cats. for example volunteers might be required to talk cats to the vets, deliver food or release feral cats again once they have been neutered. etc. Volunteers will have use of Cat protection van or if using their own vehicle travel expenses of 45p per mile given.
Volunteers will collect and deliver faulty hearing aids from/to clients who are housebound and whose hearing aids require repair by Audiology at Midlothian Community Hospital (MCH).
Hearing aid will be collected from the client’s home, within an allocated area of Midlothian and delivered to Midlothian Community Hospital, returning to client the following day. Required collections will be notified on Monday for collection and drop off to MCH Tuesday morning by noon. Repaired hearing aids will be returned on Wednesday, with collection from MCH at 9am or late afternoon. (subject to change due to service need). Please contact email@example.com for full role description.
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.
Not all of Outfit Moray's outdoor instructors can drive a minibus, so we often need drivers to transport our groups from our base in Lossiemouth to the activity location in Moray. Minibus drivers require a D1 category on their licence. Join our pool of drivers!
Our tea party drivers are a vital part of the Re-engage team.
Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and
companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated. Drivers
take older people to the parties and stay with them to enjoy the get-together. Over time, drivers and older
guests get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter, and
As a tea party driver, you liaise with your group coordinator and take older guests to and from the tea
parties each month. Staying at the tea party is part of your role, so it’s much more than being a driver.
You will need to have a full, clean, driving license, and a or PVG. You will also need to check that you are covered by your regular motor insurance policy to do
*Driving one to two older guests using your own car to a tea party venue and returning them home
again after the event .
*Staying at the tea party to help with conversation and serve refreshments.
*Liaising with the group coordinator to confirm which older guests you will pick up.
Informing the group coordinator of any safeguarding concerns or issues you might have.
*Following all guidance in your driver training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable,
appropriate, and in line with our charitable aims.
*Completing a driver declaration before your first tea party and on an annual basis. The declaration is to
confirm you will adhere to Re-engage's policies and procedures and that you have completed the relevant
training provided for your role.
This is a flexible, voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability. As a
tea party driver, you will be responsible for picking up one or two older guests from their homes usually on a
Sunday afternoon once a month. You will drive them to either a host's home or a community venue for an
afternoon get-together to socialise and enjoy some refreshments. The parties last around two hours after
which you drive them home again.
Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer as a driver.
Aberlour Options Moray offer a safe, homely environment for children with disabilities to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers can help support the service by assisting children and young people with travel during their stay. This can involving picking children up from their home with a staff member, taking them home after their stay, or helping them to access their regular activities while staying with the respite service.
The impact you can make...
Being away from home can be a daunting experience for children and young people. Volunteer Drivers play a key role in helping children and young people feel comfortable, secure and at ease from the beginning of their stay and throughout. Volunteer Drivers can impact on a child or young person’s experience through positive interactions, supporting them to participate in new experiences and to have an enjoyable stay with Aberlour Options Moray.
The benefits to you...
Volunteer Drivers can gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to participate in activities. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
Volunteer drivers provide transport and help using their own vehicle to Car Share Scheme members so that they can attend medical appointments or opportunities to socialise. This transport scheme is vital for many people who cannot readily access transport. You will be joining a pool of volunteer drivers who are all kind and considerate and like meeting new folk. A mileage allowance of 45p a mile will be paid to you.