Volunteer Car Driver (own car)

Would you like to support older people in your local community? 

Do you have a few hours to spare on a weekly basis?

MHA Communities - Winchester is a charity offering volunteer based support and friendship to older people living in their own homes; helping to maintain independent living, improve well-being and reduce isolation and loneliness. We aim to help older people maintain their independence by offering opportunities for companionship, support and advice. MHA Communities - Winchester is supported by volunteers who assist in variety of different ways.

What would I be doing as a Volunteer Car Driver?

Volunteer Car Drivers will drive their own car to provide transport to and from our clubs and activities and for occasional one off transport for doctors/hospital appointments etc.

Availability for Volunteer Car Drivers does vary depending on requests for transport and would depend on local requirements. Please register your interest for further information on availability of volunteer roles.

Please only register if you are genuinely interested. Please ask any questions in the notes section when registering your interest. We can then have a chat (we will initially telephone, so please be aware you will receive a call from an unknown mobile number, followed up with a text message and then a final email). We can complete your application (digital or paper) and finally complete your DBS check and references.

We do ask interested volunteers to ‘try out’ an activity before committing to signing up. This will be for all face-to-face activities (excluding befriending services). This will be a great opportunity to see what we do and find out more about us. We have a number of ongoing groups, which can facilitate a person coming along and seeing what we do.

Skills

Skills and qualities needed for this role:

  • Good communication skills
  • An understanding of the needs of older people
  • You will be reliable and punctual
  • Flexibility
  • You’ll have a strong driving safety awareness
  • You’ll enjoy working with older people

What impact would I have?

By helping as a Volunteer Car Driver you will be helping our members get out and about to one of our clubs or activities, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Why volunteer for MHA?

If you are passionate about caring for older people, MHA is the place for you. We are a national charity inspiring the best care at every stage of later life. It is our mission to enable people to live later life well and you could help us achieve this. We will provide you with ongoing training, support and advice throughout your volunteering experience.

There is an application and induction process which needs to be completed to enable you to become a volunteer with us. This will involve a number of stages including providing References, attending an online induction, completing a Volunteer Agreement, a DBS application (including providing suitable ID) and completing various online training courses depending on the volunteer role such as Safeguarding, Confidentiality and Moving & Handling. Volunteers benefit from local support in your chosen volunteering role, annual reviews, ongoing training and out of pocket expenses.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

The United Church
Jewry Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8RZ


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