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Driver with HELP's Ripon and Rural Voluntary Car Driving Service
Ripon & Rural Voluntary Car Driving Service
Description of the role:

Do you like getting out and about? Could you help others to get out too? The Ripon and Rural Voluntary Car Driving Service provides a lifeline to those who are elderly, disabled and unable to access public transport by providing transport to: - Medical and dental appointments - Day centres and social visits - Visits to a sick relative - Shopping trips - Hairdressing appointments We require volunteer drivers to take people out in the Ripon area. Drivers need to be over 18 and to hold a full UK driving licence with no more than three penalty points. Drivers will also need to have access to a car, with a minimum of four doors. Times are to suit your availability. All training will be provided and mileage will be reimbursed at an agreed rate. There is no minimum time requirement for this volunteering opportunity. Most of the journey requests are for weekday daytimes. The role does NOT involve personal care, nursing tasks, administering medication, attending to personal finances, lifting or shopping for the service user. Can drive a minibus (NOT ESSENTIAL)

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

We are looking for a volunteer who is fit and active and likes getting out and about. Our ideal volunteer will be caring and courteous and be able to carry out their role with an unbiased attitude. They will also be sensitive to the mobility needs of clients, especially older people. The role will involve: - Transporting clients safely to and from their chosen destination - Offer basic assistance to the client to safely enter and leave the vehicle and to access and leave their outgoing and return destinations - Safely stow any walking aids, wheelchairs etc. where required - Ensure their car is correctly taxed, insured, roadworthy and has valid MOT at all times. - Ensure the Service Co-Ordinator is advised immediately of any changes to the drivers’ health or other circumstances which affect their driving licence, insurance or ability to drive. - Collect mileage allowance at the set rate and submit receipts if requested. - Keep accurate records of journeys made and submit these monthly to the Scheduler. - Notify of any incidents or accidents affecting passenger safety whilst on duty, including any concerns about the welfare or safety of the client.

Practical information:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who cannot commit to regular volunteering times. Any necessary training will be given.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: Yes
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 30.06.2017
Organisation Information

The Ripon and Rural Voluntary Car Driving service provides door-to-door transport for non-urgent trips. We help local people without access to their own transport and unable to use public transport due to mobility, disability or location to make journeys to: - Appointments - hospital, GP, dental, optical and podiatry - Day centres and lunch clubs - Shops, bank, post office and other essential trips - Social visits to relatives, hairdressers etc. We help people living in Ripon, Nidderdale, Masham, Pateley Bridge and the surrounding villages to make local journeys.

Charity number: 1144758

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