Volunteer Driver

East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

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The purpose of the role

To provide transport for visually impaired service users to and from the home to various locations including club meetings and some sight-related hospital appointments. The meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, the first Wednesday of the month, and the third Friday of the month.




Skills

  • An empathetic approach to the needs of visually impaired people
  • Punctual and reliable
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A willingness to helpĀ 
  • Use of a car and a full UK driving licence
  • Valid MOT certificate and road tax
  • Good overall health



Benefits

  • Fuel costs are reimbursed by the charity
  • One day vision awareness training
  • On-going support from our Brighton and Hove area Coordinator

Practical Considerations

  • Volunteers should ensure passengers are collected in good time, driven safely and comfortably to their destination and returned home (as required)
  • Ensure passengers are as comfortable as possible by helping clients from their front door to the car and offer assistance in getting into and out of the car
  • Passengers should be escorted into their destination venue and someone should be made aware that they have arrived, before you leave
  • Drivers should be willing to place aids and equipment into the car safely on behalf of passengers
  • Cars should be clean, tidy and uncluttered
  • Drivers must keep an accurate record of all trips madeĀ for claiming fuel reimbursement

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training
    One day Vision Awareness Training