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Volunteer Driver

Social Care

Adult Services

Blackpool Council

Volunteer Driver

Please note this is a volunteer vacancy and not paid employment.

To help support carers in Blackpool. Drivers transport other volunteers to arranged meetings or social activities to enable them to participate.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• To liaise with the Volunteer Services Officer (VSO) about transport arrangements
• Transport volunteers to pre-arranged destinations
• Keep a record of journeys taken
• Complete expense claim forms
• To discuss any activities with the VSO which deviate from the tasks listed above

Volunteers are expected to:
• Take part in the induction programme arranged by the VSO
• Attend training and support meetings
• Meet with the VSO for reviews to talk about how things are going
• Maintain an awareness of other services that support Carers and use this knowledge to signpost people
• Be accountable to the VSO

Skills and Experience:
• A driving licence and access to a reliable car is needed.
• Volunteers need to be patient, understanding and have a genuine interest in people
• Volunteers should be approachable and reliable and be able to work as part of a team
• Good communication and listening skills are also needed
• Previous experience in a health and social care is very helpful, although it is not essential
• To hold the correct insurance to use vehicle for volunteering

Training, Support and Expenses:
• Volunteers receive ongoing support through meetings and monthly social activities
• Opportunities to meet on a one-to-one basis with the VSO
• Training is offered and further arrangements can be made to meet personal needs
• Out of pocket expenses can be claimed back including travel expenses

Time Commitment
Drivers are not asked to give a specific time commitment. The help needed can vary. Flexible availability would be very helpful.

If interested in joining our amazing team of volunteers, or if you would like more information, then please contact us on 01253 476884 and one of our Volunteer Officers will be happy to talk to you.

Applications can only be accepted from people living within the Blackpool Boundary.



working hours


application deadline

11 59 pm

30th Sep 2023

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