Location - Dundee
Contact: Jeni Sinclair
Tel: 01382 210200
Email: [email protected]
We are looking for 3 Volunteer Drivers who will be involved in our Community Groups or Dementia Café’s. Drivers will be required to take service users to and from an activity; and can either join in the activity or return at the end to support the service user home. Your car should be able to carry walking aids or similar belonging to your passengers and you may be asked to pick up more than one service user.
Activities take place in and around Dundee city – Monday – Friday – (i.e. Football Memories, Boogie in the Bar, Dining Clubs, Morgan’s Meals etc)
Drivers should have access to their own car. A valid MOT is essential and copies of Vehicle service and Insurance documents will be required. Your insurance should include Business use.
There is a minimum age restriction of 21 years of age and drivers should have a full UK driving licence held for at least 2 years.
Previous experience in transporting people, along with an insight into dementia is useful, although not essential as Dementia Friends and Moving & Assisting training will be given. All we do ask is that you have empathy and patience.
Mileage expenses can be claimed during volunteering.
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.
How volunteering helped me
The volunteer work I do is really varied; helping out with monthly meetings, interviewing members about their experiences of setting up audio-visual equipment – I’ve even accompanied a member to a European Parliament meeting in Brussels!
Richard Thomson, Glasgow
Richard Thomson has raised an incredible £1400 for Alzheimer Scotland while taking on the challenge of Everest Base Camp. Read more about his story here.