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One of the biggest barriers people face in attending our groups and activities is the ability to get to us. There is limited public transport to where we are located and sometimes people coming along need a little bit of assistance or extra time to get from their home to a vehicle, which taxi drivers sometimes cannot provide. As a Volunteer Driver you would be providing the means for someone to be able to attend a group, allowing them to meet with others attending and have some company, ultimately helping to improve their wellbeing and make them feel less lonely.
As a Volunteer Driver, we'd ask that you use your own car to pick people up, take them to the group and be able to take them home again. We provide all out of pocket expenses, so your mileage would be reimbursed at £0.45 per mile. Sometimes people might need a bit of assistance and you would be provided with full training on moving and positioning to support someone to get in and out of a vehicle if needed.
We are looking for drivers to be able to bring people to our Men's Breakfast Club on a Friday morning, 10–11 am and also to our Blether & Brew Group, which is every second Tuesday, 2-3.30 pm.
A PVG is required for this role.
If you enjoy driving and would like to use this skill to make a huge difference to the life of someone living in your community, this role could be just for you.
Mearns Kirk Halls, 404 Mearns Road, Newton Mearns, G77 5BU
A full induction training package is provided including safeguarding, boundaries and confidentiality. Ongoing training is also provided and will be role specific. Support is provided by both the Project Manager and the Group Leaders and via a "buddy" system with an existing volunteer.
Minimum age: 18
Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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