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Would you like to help children with disabilities by assisting with travel to and from our services in Aberdeen?
Aberlour Options Aberdeen is a short breaks service, providing residential, community-based short breaks and care at home for children and young people with disabilities. We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers play an important role in helping transport children to and from our service on our minibus, helping them to feel comfortable and secure. Our services are in the Bucksburn and Garthdee areas of Aberdeen, with journeys frequently across the Aberdeen City area.
Volunteer Drivers play an important role in helping children feel safe, secure and relaxed during these journeys. Volunteer Drivers put children at ease, who may otherwise be feeling anxious by interacting with children and being a friendly face to accompany them to and from the service. These interactions help to develop communication skills, building confidence and self-esteem.
Volunteer Drivers can gain a real sense of satisfaction from helping children with disabilities travel to and from the Options Aberdeen service, knowing they are making a positive impact and helping to make their time at Option Aberdeen enjoyable. Volunteer Drivers can gain experience working with children and young people, and become part of a supportive and encouraging team.
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Volunteers can bring a range of skills and experience, including a full UK Driving License, with at least 12 months’ experience of driving, good communication and listening skills. Experience of working with children and young people is not essential, however volunteers should have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of children and young people.
Our services are in the Bucksburn and Garthdee areas of Aberdeen, with journeys frequently across the Aberdeen City area. Out of pocket travel expenses will be paid.
Volunteer Induction and specific training relevant to the role, including Child Protection.
Minimum age: 18
Frequency & commitmentFlexible. Volunteers will be required in the afternoons and evenings, typically 2-3 hours per week depending on availability. Volunteers support may also be requested at weekends or for organised activities.
Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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