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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Voluntary, A regular commitment would be appreciated, eg once a week, twice a month
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Do you enjoy driving?

Would you like to make a difference to the people we support in your community?

A gentleman we support is looking for a volunteer driver to help him get to the activities and appointments that are important to him!

Activities will include:

  • Driving the person we support (manual vehicle provided) in a safe manner, in accordance with UK law.
  • Driving to and from activities around the Newcastle area, which will be the start and end point of the majority of journeys
  • Driving in a manner that is sensitive of physical and emotional requirements of the person we support.

Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or financial assistance.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Are aged 21 or over, with at least 2 years driving experience and able to drive a manual vehicle
  • Hold a full, clean and current UK Driving License (or equivalent)
  • Have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions in relation to journeys
  • Are friendly with the people we support and our support staff
  • Are willing to commit to volunteer regularly (times and days can be discussed)

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

How Dimensions is managing Covid-19

We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.


What you’ll gain from being a Dimensions volunteer:

Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.

We help them to live more independently and be involved in their local communities.

Our volunteers play a vital role in our work and in return, we support them with:

  • Access to free online training (with access to 800 plus courses)
  • Free membership to an online shopping discount scheme
  • Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
  • Agreed travel expenses reimbursed
  • An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector

Want to apply for this role?

If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click on Apply with Charity Jobs below.

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Dimensions is a specialist not-for-profit provider of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. We provi... Read more

Posted on: 20 October 2021
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Tags: Support Worker,Vocational/Services
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