Volunteering Opportunity: .Volunteer Driver with Communities 1st

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Volunteer drivers required to drive either their own cars or our MPV’s and Minibuses. Volunteers are needed to help people in Borehamwood, Shenley and Potters Bar who are unable to use public transport, attend health appointments, and reduce social isolation. What are they looking for? Driving skills, clean license, roadworthy car, honest and reliable, good timekeeping. We’re always in need of people willing to help us deliver our transport service. Our new scheme supports the NHS locally to fulfil GP and vaccination appointments, as well as hospital visits. If you're willing to drive a larger vehicle, we also run a much-needed shopper bus service, other projects and trips. Expenses can be claimed at 45p/mile. Note, you may be required to travel further afield than your immediate local area.

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment

District: Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers

Location: Outdoor

Time of day: Casual or Intermittent

Practical Considerations: The practical considerations for this role are that volunteers must have a driving license and have their own vehicle/access to a vehicle. No formal qualifications or prior experience are required to volunteer with us. This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get out and about, providing practical sociable support to shoppers who are less able-bodied. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities. A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on what you are working on. This role is based in your local community at various shopping locations. Some benefits for the Volunteer: Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference, you will gain practical and interpersonal skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles. All out of pocket expenses reimbursed, Satisfaction of helping people, Positive work environment, part of the friendly Communities 1st team. and training in Equality & Diversity and Customer Service.

Requirements: Driving licence, Can drive a minibus

Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over

Suitable for volunteers interested in: Driving & Transportation, Older People, Physical Disabilities