Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Alzheimer Scotland

We could not exist without the help of hundreds of volunteers all over Scotland. Our volunteers receive training and support, and we pay expenses.

Volunteer Drivers - South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire
Contact name
Catherine Davidson
[email protected]
07788 253234

The purpose of this role is to support the staff to provide transport for individuals attending meetings/outings

We have activities in several places in the local area and occasional events that people with dementia and their carers like to attend. If you are friendly, reliable, enjoy working with people on a one to one basis and have a full clean driving licence and a car, a voluntary driver opportunity could be a great opportunity for you. If you do not have a driving licence but would like to assist people to and from activities on foot or by public transport, we also have opportunities for this. Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants. We are now accepting applications for this opportunity.

Where/When:  Volunteer drivers will be required to assist people travelling to and from nearby towns and areas within South Ayrshire

Restrictions:  Volunteers for this role must be over 18 years old and have a full driving licence. This role is subject to a full PVG check by Disclosure Scotland which Alzheimer Scotland will provide.

Skills/Experience:   We are looking for applicants who are sensible, friendly, reliable and caring and who enjoy working with people on a one to one basis. It is preferred but not essential to have previous experience working with people with dementia as training will be provided.

Training:  Volunteers are expected to complete our ‘Dementia Friends’ training which is a one hour session with our Dementia Advisor for South Ayrshire. Any further training needs will be identified.

Expenses:  Weekly, by arrangement.

What you can get out of volunteering

Volunteering at Alzheimer Scotland provides you with the opportunity to develop and build on skills, knowledge and experience and at the same time as making a difference to lives around you who are connected to the organisation. Volunteer with Alzheimer Scotland and gain an all encompassing enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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