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Volunteer Driver

Deafblind UK

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Role Description:

Deafblind UK have over 30 social groups that enable our members to meet up and take part in organised activities and day trips out.

We are looking for a Volunteer Driver to pick up 2 members. One lives in the Larne area and the other in the Newtownabbey area. The Volunteer is more than welcome to stay for the group, but this isn't essential.

The monthly group runs every 2nd Monday of each month from 2pm-4pm.

The member who lives in Larne would need collecting at 1.10pm and then the other member would need collecting at 1.30pm to make it to the group on time.

You will be using your own vehicle, so would need appropriate insurance cover and you will be able to claim back mileage at 33PPM.

The member’s safety is priority and they would need guiding into and out of the car - full training is provided.

1 member communicates with clear speech and the other communicates with BSL but is also a very good lip reader, so having BSL is not essential, but would be an advantage.

What will you get out of it?

It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life
You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community
You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills
We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.

Quality and Skills we are looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers
Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills
To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people
Patience and a warm and friendly attitude

What will we ask for in return?

A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours
We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start
You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role


Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100.

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