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Volunteer Community Driver

Where: Across Herefordshire & Gloucestershire (to suit your location and preference)
Commitment: As and when needed for a minimum of six months

Full Details: Download PDF here

About the role:

We are looking for people to enable service users to access Trust services and activities.  All mileage will be reimbursed.

Role Tasks
Under the guidance of the team:-

  • Provide transport for people wishing to get to appointments. This maybe returning to visit home, access a health appointment or to participate in a leisure activity
  • Offer reassurance and engage in conversation as appropriate during the journeys
  • Report any concerns to Social Inclusion Team.

Skills and attributes you will need

  • Interest in working with people with mental illness
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people with diverse needs
  • Patience
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Access to own transport, with current MOT Certificate, valid insurance and vehicle tax
  • Clean driving licence

Most challenging part of the role

You will be lone working in a confined space with service users

Training required and how often this will need to be completed

You will need to complete day 1 and day 2 of our Corporate Induction programme. This will include –

  • E-learning Fire safety
  • E-learning Infection Control
  • E-learning Manual handling
  • E-learning information governance
  • Safeguarding
  • Breakaway and conflict resolution training
  • If you are over the age of 45, you will also be required to have a driving assessment from our Working Well (occupational health) team.


Posted on

January 30, 2018