Volunteer Driver to support Oldham Memory Service

Oldham Memory Service support people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers. We run groups in different community venues across Oldham were people get involved in fun activities; meet others in a similar situation and to get some respite. However, people can find it difficult to get transport to the groups meaning they are unable to get to them. We are looking for volunteer drivers to transport people to and from the groups so that they can get out for a few hours.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• To transport people in your car from their home to groups and back driving in a safe manner.
• To support people with getting in/out of the car and also to get to their destination safely. You would not be expected to do any lifting.
• To support people during the journey ensuring that they feel safe and comfortable.
• To liaise with individuals about times/places that you are meeting them for transport.
• To respect people’s confidentiality.

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

You do need a driving licence with fully comprehensive insurance (which includes Business insurance). We are looking for volunteers that are reliable, friendly, caring, have a positive attitude and want to help other people. Some knowledge of dementia is useful but not essential as you will have some training on this.

Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Driving
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Making Space
Organisation Profile: At Making Space we care about people. We embrace the diversity of our people and celebrate our shared ambition of making a difference to people’s lives.