Driver

Purpose of Role: The Carers’ Resource delivers a wide range of activities across Craven and Harrogate to encourage carers to have time with other carers; in turn giving them time for themselves.
Volunteer Drivers are needed to transport carers to groups if they are not able to journey there themselves.

Qualities required:
o Have a full and clean driving licence
o Be insured for business use
o Have use of own car
o Be willing to undertake a DBS check
o Be a good communicator
o Be a good listener
o Be empathetic
o Be non-judgemental
o Be reliable
o Be committed to the role
o Be able to work as part of a team

Support provided:
o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Resource staff member
o Induction to Carers’ Resource
o Guidance and ongoing support

Time Commitment: TBC

Tasks you may be responsible for :
o Collecting Carers from their homes and transporting them to a group
o Welcoming carers
o Collecting Carers from a group and transporting them back home
o Communicating with carers on a regular basis

Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Benefits of volunteering:
o Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
o Enhance career prospects
o Gain skills and experience
o Work as part of a team
o Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
o Developing Friendships

Skills or experience required?:

o Have a full and clean driving licence
o Be insured for business use
o Have use of own car
o Be willing to undertake a DBS check
o Be a good communicator
o Be a good listener
o Be empathetic
o Be non-judgemental
o Be reliable
o Be committed to the role
o Be able to work as part of a team

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS), Drivers licence, A car
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Driving
Type(s) of cause supported: Carers
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening