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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Female Minibus Driver & Swimming Buddy

We are looking for some friendly helpers to take a group of Afghan women who have recently arrived in Inverness to swimming lessons.
They are learning to swim in specially organised women's only sessions which are being facilitated by Highlife Highland. The feedback so far is that they are really enjoying learning to swim for the first time. Unfortunately challenges in organising transport to and from the pool may put a stop to the program, unless we can find some amazing volunteers to help out. Could that be you?

You would pick up the 9 Seater Community Centre Minibus at 6pm (Wednesday) and then the women from their houses, before going to the swimming pool. You are invited to join the swimming session with the women (for free), which runs from 8-9pm and then drop everyone and the bus back.
You don't need to commit to doing every week, but signing up for even just a few sessions will be a huge help. Starting Jan 2024

It will be a wonderful opportunity to support recently arrived Afghan women to learn a new skill and settle into Inverness, as well as a chance to share a fun activity, make friends across cultures and have a good swim together!

We aim to have two volunteers helping for each session to support each other (we know volunteering alone can feel a bit daunting!) and you will be well supported by the coordinators at HLH who run the program.

Due to the nature of the program, we can only consider women volunteers.

You will have a clean driving license (No minibus license required) be able to provide a PVG check, or be willing to do one (we can help you get this).

Experience required

Must hold a valid, full UK Driving Licence


Minimum age: 21
Only Female Applicants Considered


Volunteers (aged 21-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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