Volunteer Driver

Manchester

Closing date: Sunday, 5th May 2019

Henshaws is looking for a volunteer to drive visually impaired passengers to-and-from activities and groups in Greater Manchester, which they would otherwise not be able to attend.

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Role title: Volunteer Driver

Purpose: To drive visually impaired passengers to-and-from activities

Location: Greater Manchester

Time:Half day per week or month, for 6 months, usually within working hours, with some admin time

Expenses: Out of pocket costs paid in-line with Henshaws Policy

Great for… Learning new skills, adding to CV’s, supporting study, meeting new people, gaining knowledge & confidence and becoming a great communicator.

The role

You’ll be volunteering for Henshaws as you drive our visually impaired guests to a range of interesting activities – such as museum visits, craft sessions and musical performances. You’re welcome to take part, or spend time between travel at your leisure. Once the activity has finished, you’ll support our guests back to their home.

You’ll be volunteering between 9am – 4.30pm weekdays for around half a day. A typical journey is between 3 – 10 miles each way, for which you will receive travel expenses.

This role will require you to have basic DBS check, which we will begin during our first meeting.

Vehicle

You’ll need to have access to a car capable of transporting passengers safely and legally.

Skills

Ideally, you’ll already be a friendly, organised and patient person, able to empathise with and support others. You should also be a good driver, capable of navigating motorways and busy city roads. It would be helpful if you had some knowledge or experience of living with sight loss.

Training

We’ll work with you to feel comfortable supporting people with visual impairments via our immersive training. Alongside this, we’ll help you prepare risk assessments and deal with difficult situations. Occasionally, we’ll also ask you to support the charity in other ways, such as fundraising or giving talks, which you’ll also receive training in.

Interested?

Please fill out the application form, then submit it below or email it to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk, or contact 0300 222 5555 for more information.

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