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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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Older People Activity Group Driver

Our activity group drivers are a vital part of the Re-engage team.
Activity groups are free monthly groups open to people aged 75 and over who are lonely, isolated and in need of companionship. The groups are a great way for older people to stay active and to make new friends.

The gentle exercises, activities, and sports can vary from group to group and month to month depending on what it is the older people enjoy. However, each activity group will contain an activity that gets people moving such as: dance, chair exercises and stretches, boules, skittles, or boccia.

As an activity group driver you will help escort one or two guests to the activity group each month. You will drive the same guests to the same venue at the same time so it’s a chance to make a great connection in your community whilst also fitting in with your schedule and lifestyle.
You are also invited to stay with the group and socialise with the older guests.

Min Hours Required: 2.5 hours a month
Dates and times to be confirmed

Experience required

Driving license required and own car.
No experience required but excellent communication skills and a friendly empathetic approach. You should have a passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people.

Travel details

Duns, Eyemouth, Innerleithen, Kelso, Jedburgh, Selkirk, Hawick, Galashiels

Training details

Full remote training and induction provided including references and safeguarding. You can complete this at your own pace and will be prompted by email notifications.


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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