Volunteer Drivers (#007)

Summary

We seek experienced car drivers to support Leonard Cheshire residents and also disabled people in the wider D&G community to attend appointments, pre-planned activities, shopping trips and other ad hoc journeys required. 

Location

Dumfries & Galloway

Time commitment

Driver roles are open to discussion on application depending on volunteer location and local disability needs and arrangements pending at the time. Normally, pre-arranged dates, times and journeys will be set and agreed to suit volunteer availability.

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Sophie Bainbridge and her co-driver Gary in the car

Role description

The role will normally involve driving the volunteer's own vehicle (following suitability checks) or the disabled person's own vehicle to support them to and from locations in the local community. Journeys further afield, if required, can be discussed and arranged .

No personal care tasks are included. Wheelchair training will be given where required.

Leonard Cheshire staff will conduct checks on driving ability and vehicle suitability.

Opportunity highlights

This is a truly rewarding role for a volunteer who enjoys driving as it enables people with disability to enjoy much more inclusion in their community, attend locations, events and activities not otherwise possible.