Volunteer Driver

This role involves collecting residents from 9.00am and bring them to Abbeyfield Bingley, then collect them from Abbeyfield Bingley at 3.00pm and return them to their homes.  For day trips (e.g. Bingley to Skipton then a trip on a barge with lunch included) residents of Abbeyfield are collected and taken to their destination.  Volunteers can join in the fun and have lunch. You may have to assist residents with getting into and out of the vehicle when required and also ensure any walking aids, wheelchairs, etc are safely stowed.   Availability is flexible mornings and/or afternoons.  Abbeyfield is a national charity dedicated to the care and support of older people.  Our vision is 'making time for older people' and we see volunteers as crucial in helping us achieve this.  This is an invaluable role which allows our service users to remain active, to meet other people and to enjoy activities at the community hub.  It allows assists in providing respite for carers.  You will be supported by our small, friendly house team and we will provide you with any training needed to carry out this role - MiDAS (Minibus Driver Assessment) and training on using a tailgate lift.  You will get to spend time with our inspirational staff and service users.

Skills

Full Driving licence including category D1 (usually included in standard licence) 

Friendly, helpful and able to build relationships with a wide range of people

Reliable and good timekeeping skills

Have the ability to relate well to others

Have a warm, friendly, adaptable & caring approach

Be open minded and tolerant of different lifestyle and values 

Be able to work within personal & organisational boundaries


Details

  • DBS check required
    We will be very happy to help if required
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Appropriate expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • References

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/09/2021

End Date: 22/09/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible - mornings and/or afternoons


Location

Fern House
Fernbank Drive
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 4JP


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