Aldershot, Hampshire
Farnborough, Hampshire
Voluntary, A regular commitment would be appreciated, eg once a week, twice a month
Actively Interviewing
Job description

 

Are you a friendly, chatty person looking to make a difference in your community?

 

Do you enjoy the freedom of driving and exploring new places?

 

We are looking for a friendly driver to volunteer with three people we support who live in the Aldershot area. You'll get to meet some amazing people, whilst making a real difference to their lives by helping them to attend their activities and appointments.

 

The volunteer will be asked to drive a Ford Transit van which has been converted to accommodate wheelchairs. The people we support will be always accompanied by their support workers during all journeys.


Activities will include:

  • Driving the people we support between their home and services in a safe manner, in accordance with UK law.
  • Assisting the person in and out of vehicles and locations – with assistance from trained Dimensions staff.
  • Driving in a manner that is sensitive of physical and emotional requirements of the people we support.

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

 

We are looking for a volunteer who:

  • Has a valid UK Driving License (or equivalent)
  • Is aged 21 or over with at least 2 years driving experience
  • Has the ability to understand verbal and written instructions in relation to journeys
  • Is friendly, reliable and has good punctuality
  • Is willing to commit to volunteer regularly so that the people we support are able to get into a routine (exact times/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.

 

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 28 February 2022
Tags: Support Worker, Vocational/Services

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