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Volunteer Drivers

Winners Community Group CIC

Winners Community Group promotes social integration, health and wellbeing to reduce the level of inequality among local old people from BAME communities.

Volunteer Drivers are needed to:

  • provide food collection and delivery duties
  • provide rides for service users to healthcare appointments or as directed
  • coordinate all trips through Winners Community Group Project Co-Ordinator

Other tasks and responsibilities

  • be punctual and dependable in picking up service users at the scheduled time
  • keep the Project Co-Ordinator informed regarding your availability
  • provide project Co-Ordinator with as much notice as possible when cancelling a trip
  • maintain confidentiality regarding client information
  • regularly service and maintain your vehicle to ensure safety of clients (seat belts must be available)
  • provide evidence of current vehicle insurance policy and registration
  • immediately report incidences, accidents or concerns to Project Co-Ordinator
  • inform Project Co-Ordinator of any changes in address or phone number
  • to follow other instructions given by the Project Co-Ordinator

Benefits to volunteer

  • Meet new people and gain new experience
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment for helping seniors to maintain their independence
  • Experience personal growth
  • Give back to your community
  • Personal development and possible education opportunities


What skills do I need?

 Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record with a maximum of 3 demerit points
  • Comprehensive Insurance and current registration
  • Access to a vehicle that is roadworthy, reliable and suitable for food/client’s needs
  • No health condition that may impair ability to drive safely (vision, hearing, perception, reflexes, certain medication etc.).
  • Understand the limitations experienced by some of our clients such as mobility and hearing or vision loss.

The position of volunteer driver requires a rigorous level of screening that corresponds to the risk associated with volunteers who work unsupervised and transport passengers in their own vehicles.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Details

There is flexibility and no minimum time requirement, however volunteers are asked to keep the Project Co-Ordinator updated of their availability.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Older People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Driving
  • Application Process
  • DBS Check
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
    There are opportunities to get to know other volunteers and meet up at events.
  • Induction provided
  • Other
    Winners Tshirts available to wear.
  • Training provided
    Option to attend workshops and training
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
    18 plus.
  • DBS checks - additional information
    DBS check required. If you do not already have Winners can arrange this for you.
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    References can be provided after 6 months volunteering.
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Drivers needed to travel in Redbridge area, but some clients come from other boroughs (Newham, Barking, North London) so may involve travel out of borough if happy to do so.

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