As a social enterprise we have set ourselves a mission to bring people together and make our community resilient. In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, ethical, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to enable to help people live a healthier more sustainable life. In our cafe we serve healthy soups, toasties and coffee and provide a place for people to meet. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.
This role supports our veg box scheme: as a volunteer driver you would be delivering veg boxes from the Storehouse to homes around Penicuik and neighbouring villages. Delivery day is a Tuesday but the exact hours are flexible.
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, 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.
Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your community. Volunteering is easier than you think. with full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and discover how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
That’s where you come in.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Beaver or Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as a Beaver leader. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
COVEY are looking for volunteer drivers to transport some of the vulnerable young people we work with to various locations throughout Lanarkshire to participate in activities. Most of this work takes place during weeknights; especially during school term time.
This service is designed to assist residents of Clackmannan, Kennet & Forestmill to stay as independent and connected as possible by helping people get to their appointments; meetings; gatherings; and/or collecting shopping, all within a 10-mile radius of Clackmannan and the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
They need a minimum of eight (8) volunteer drivers who have: their own car; a clean driving licence; valid MOT; and would be willing to take business insurance; and have a PGV check carried out (cost of which will be met by the group).
They pay mileage at 0.65p per mile.
Marie Curie was a scientist who discovered radium and polonium, contributing to finding treatments for cancer. This work continues to inspire our charity's mission to help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert care, emotional support and research.
Marie Curie care for more than 40,000 terminally ill people in the UK a year. The services we offer include providing Nursing care in people’s own home including emotional support. Across the UK we have nine hospices which provide specialist care and support, in Scotland these are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our support teams help anyone affected by terminal illness, online and over the phone. Whether someone needs practical support caring for their loved one, or emotional support once they’ve died, our teams are here to help.
Support our busy fundraising teams by delivering fundraising materials in your local community. This may also involve picking up money from supporters and helping to bank the money.
Positive attitude, organised, heart for the community, responsible, confident driver with a valid driving license.
Re-engage is a charity that is positive about older age and committed to fighting loneliness so that people can have social lives and friendship groups however old they are. They inspire and enable meaningful connections and shared experiences within communities across the UK for people over 75 facing loneliness and social isolation.
Volunteers work together to create better communities and help to enrich the lives of their members by giving them something to look forward to.
Older people who may have felt very alone, now feel valued as individuals, continue to form friendships, and have groups that give support. The group make sure that people know they are important well into old age. Respectful, determined, warm, pioneering, and local: they are Re-engage and they are bringing generations together.
Drivers are a vital part of the Re-engage team.
Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship fo 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 stories.
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 either a DBS (in England and Wales) or PVG (in Scotland). You will also need to check that you are covered by your regular motor insurance policy to do this role.
• 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 the charity's 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.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland - CHAS (Clacks)
Drivers provide an essential CHAS service. They transport families who are using CHAS services, collect and deliver goods and at times provide transport for professional visitors to CHAS. If you love driving and want to use your skills for a great cause, this is the role for you!
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE INVOLVED IN?
- Providing transport or driving the CHAS minibus to allow families to go on outings, to bring families to stay in the hospices and to take families home from the hospices.
- On occasions to transport or collect goods, equipment and displays for CHAS teams
WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES WILL I NEED TO HAVE?
- An enjoyment of and enthusiasm for driving
- Calm and considerate driving skills
- A full, clean driving licence
- An outgoing and friendly personality
- Patience, empathy, tact and understanding
- An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
- An ability to relate to people of all ages
- Good communication skills
- Experience of driving a minibus or larger vehicles is advantageous but not essential.
- Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
- Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
Volunteer drivers using their own cars need to be 17 or over with a full driving licence. In order to drive a CHAS vehicle you need to be 25 or over (this is for insurance reasons).
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I OFFER?
You can volunteer on any day of the week, for a few hours, in the morning, afternoon or evening. This can be discussed and agreed with your Supervisor and the Hospice Volunteering Development Manager.
WHERE IS THIS OPPORTUNITY BASED?
Rachel House Hospice in Kinross OR Robin House Hospice in Balloch
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
If you would like additional information about the role:
- Please visit: https://www.chas.org.uk/volunteers/hospice-driver
- Call 01577 866065
- Email email@example.com.
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online: https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form
Our Volunteer Drivers support access to the Hospice by providing a transport service for patients to attend classes in the Hospice that support their wellbeing and enable them to access Complementary Therapy and Counselling appointments.
Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicle to transport patients from their home to St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh, to enable them to attend a wellbeing session or outpatient appointments and then transport patients back to their home. The role operates Monday to Friday, and we offer mileage to our volunteers.
Angus Carers Centres vision is that all carers in Angus will receive appropriate information and support to enable them to feel valued and confident in their caring situation and to develop their own potential. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all carers in Angus.
We are currently looking for Volunteers Drivers to assist us in providing a range of groups which support Adult and Young Carers throughout Angus. These groups enable unpaid carers to benefit from breaks from their caring role in a safe and supported way. Volunteer Drivers are also required to support individuals with Dementia in the Arbroath area to attend Arbroath Connections, our Meeting Centre.
This role involves-
• Transporting individuals to and from groups in your own car to various locations in Angus.
• Liaising with Angus Carers Staff Team staff to arrange journeys.
• Being prompt and on time for all pick-ups and drop off.
• Being courteous, friendly, and professional at all times
• Having a conversation and listening to passenger stories.
• Contacting Angus Carers Centre staff if you have any questions or concerns.
• Letting Angus Carers Centre staff know, as soon as possible, if you can no longer undertake a journey.
• Feeding back any safeguarding concerns to us as soon as possible.
• Completing accurate expense claims, submitted on a regular basis. Assistance is available if required.
This role would suit anyone who loves driving and wishes to support people in their local community. A clean driving license along with a clean and presentable car which has business insurance, and a valid MOT certificate is required.
This role is fully flexible and dependant on the activities being run, with your availability being provided in advance. Most of our Volunteer Drivers commit to a couple of hours per week as a minimum.
What will you receive in return?
In addition to a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction, you will have opportunities to undertake training and development to suit your role but also personal goals. You will also have access to our Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of benefits including telephone helplines, counselling services, and the MY healthy Advantage App.
If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Alison Tonner, the Community Engagement Manager through the enquiry button below.