Volunteer Driver

Volunteering from Home

The role of a volunteer driver for Supportive is a very rewarding position. We provide transport for children, young people & adults, probably easier to say of all ages.

We provide transport for social journeys & and health appointments where the volunteer uses their own vehicle and is reimbursed mileage expenses of £0.4055p per mile.

The role of the volunteer driver is to conduct themselves at all times in a professional, thoughtful and considerate manner with regard to passengers, their relatives/carers, other volunteer drivers, Social Services personnel and Supportive staff.

Responsibilities

Provide transport for children, young people & adults. Health appointment & social journeys.

Skills & Qualities

To be able to talk & listen to passengers. Useful skills would be to be organised and a good time keeper.

When & Where?

Based from home but the work would be sent from our Head Office in Ferryhill. Any time that can be given to Supportive. We operate 7 days a week, but primarily Monday to Friday.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Expenses paid at £0.4055p per mile.

Volunteer Benefits

To support all age groups who are not able to access other means of transport. It will provide structure & routine, above all get people back out into the community.

Other Information

The Volunteer will at all times:
• Understand the principles of confidentiality and handle all information appropriately
• Submit mileage claim forms on a weekly basis
• Inform Supportive of any change in address or telephone number
• Abide by the Volunteer Drivers’ Handbook as amended from time to time
• Abide by all Supportive policies which are applicable to the role of a volunteer, including, but not limited to Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Data Protection and Confidentiality
• Ensure all documentation supplied to Supportive is correct and up-to-date
• Regularly maintain vehicle to ensure safety of passengers and themselves and be aware that Supportive will undertake spot checks on the vehicle from time to time
• Be aware of Supportive’s procedures in relation to accidents, incidents or concerns
• Inform Supportive immediately of any medical condition or disability that may affect their ability to drive safely
• Have a minimum of one year’s post-test experience and produce their driver’s licence every 6 months
• Refrain from doing anything which may constitute an unacceptable health and safety risk to themselves and others
• Report any defective equipment, unsafe situations or practices immediately to the Head of Service
• Report any sanctions/endorsements on their licence to Supportive immediately
• Following induction, undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check on a three yearly basis.

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Type: Driving, Disability, Older People, Health & Social Care, Children/Young People
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