We seek experienced car drivers to support Leonard Cheshire residents to attend appointments, pre-planned activities, shopping trips and other ad hoc journeys required.
• Driving and accompanying people who use our services on days out and trips.
• Supporting people to access leisure and social activities in their local community.
• Driving people to medical appointments in an adapted vehicle.
Good timekeeping skills
A good understanding of safety issues
Good communication skills
Understanding of and empathy with disabled people.
Helpful and caring manner with a friendly disposition.
Commitment and flexibility in being available at mutually agreed times.
Hold a current driving licence.
To be dependable, reliable and trustworthy.
Professional attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Mostly around County Durham but may go further for day trips out.
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
The chance to make a difference and give back to the community.
Full MiDAS training will be provided
This is a truly rewarding role for a volunteer who enjoys driving as it enables people with disability to enjoy much more inclusion in their community, attend locations, events and activities not otherwise possible.