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 Minibus Driver?
As a Volunteer Minibus Driver you will be responsible for the safety of the older people in your care. You will escort people from their homes on to the minibus, and then take them into the location where they are attending their activity, and see them safely back into their home.
Availability for a Volunteer Minibus Drivers would depend on local requirements.
Skills and qualities needed for this role:
- Good communication skills
- A clean driving license
- An understanding of the needs of older people
- You will be reliable and punctual
- 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 Minibus 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.
- Age restrictions
- 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?
The United Church
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