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Royal Voluntary Service WANTED: Community Transport Volunteer

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. They provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across England, Scotland and Wales so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of their work is supporting older people. Royal Voluntary Service provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.

Volunteers are vital to the work of Royal Voluntary Service. Without them Royal Voluntary Service simply wouldn't exist. The volunteers come from all walks of life, men and women, young or older and we've got something for everyone, including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volunteers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - our style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing in Volunteers organisation.

Currently the pattern of our services varies in different places and we have ambitious plans to join up our services through the creation of more Royal Voluntary Service community hubs in more towns so that people can easily find the help and support they feel they need.

Overview

Volunteer drivers are needed to help older people get out and about to stay engaged and connected with their local communities, family and friends.

Key Tasks May Include:

 

  • Driving them to and from GP appointments and accompanying them in if necessary
  • Driving the older person to the shop and assisting with shopping
  • Driving the odler person to visit friends and family
  • Driving the older person to a social club
  • Providing information and support to help older poeple access other services

Kay Skills Required:

  • Friendly personality
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Full driving license required
  • Ability to work within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines

Benefits to Volunteer

  • Enriching the lives of older people in your local community
  • Contributing to hte work of Royal Voluntary Service to help older people get the best out of life
  • Making new friends
  • Developing skills and experience

Time Commitment

 

  • Flexible according to the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the service

Training

 

  • Induction training will be provided by Royal Voluntary Service

Location

 

  • Within your local community

Expenses

 

  • Expenses will be paid at the rate stated in the expenses policy

For more information contact PAVO 01597 822191 or email  claire.james@pavo.org.uk

 

 

 

 

10 February 2017 10:32

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