Volunteer Driver

Durham City

Investing in Children (IiC) is a children’s human rights organisation working in partnership with children and young people to exercise their rights and participate in decisions that affect them.

We have a friendly, dynamic and diverse team of staff and volunteers all working to empower young people and children to make their world a better one, for them and their peers.

We support young people of all ages and living in all circumstances to help to shape local services in their communities.

Volunteer Drivers are required to transport young people to project work and back, supporting them during travel. The Volunteer Driver will need to use their own vehicle to transport the young people from their home to the IiC office and back and assist young people to and from the vehicle when necessary.


• Assisting with the collection of young people to and from their own homes to enable them to access the group
• Make positive relationships with young people by listening to, befriending, enabling, empowering, and supporting them
• Ensuring that appropriate levels of confidentiality and safety are maintained in all areas of work
• Any other duties commensurate with the role

Skills & Qualities

• Enjoy meeting new people
• Be friendly and approachable
• Have a full driving licence, have business insurance and access to a reliable car

When & Where?

Sjovoll Centre, Front St, Pity Me, Durham , DH1 5BZ

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Support and training available…
• Induction to organisation
• Full training on all aspects of the role.
• Regular updates on organisational activities.
• Support, advice and guidance, from Volunteer Coordinator and Admin team
• Office IT equipment will be made available to use
• Expenses for public transport fare or ‘driving miles’ to reach the office to volunteer are available.

Volunteer Benefits

You will…
• receive good support from a team of friendly and caring staff and volunteers with a range of backgrounds and expertise
• have access to a variety of projects and work to branch into and gain experience in
• have lots of opportunity for hands on activity and making a real difference in the lives of children and young people
• be looked after by the Volunteer support team, helping to guide and recognise your activity and development during your time with IiC
• receive experience of partnering with a range of other organisations for your own development, future CV or job applications widen your expertise by supporting a range young people and children, many being some of the most vulnerable in our society

Other Information

• Being appointed to this role is subject to DBS clearance and capacity building where appropriate
• Investing in Children values inclusion very highly, if there is any extra support you feel you need to perform this role, let us know
• Everyone in Investing in Children is treated fairly and with respect
• Children and young people will create ground rules in IiC work which must be respected
• Some admin tasks may be carried out from home
• There is no age range for this role, provided it can be carried out with a reasonable level of support
• The recruitment process for this role is:
o Application Form
o Informal Interview
o Reference
o Trial Period

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Type: Human Rights, Driving, Mentoring/Befriending, Children/Young People
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