Volunteer Driver (Basildon, Southend and Colchester)

Blind Veterans UK

We are looking for volunteers who could take our blind veterans from their homes to Colchester to enable them to join in the choir. Confident friendly drivers, this would be a great role for you!

Published On: 24/07/2023
About this opportunity from Blind Veterans UK

Can you help transport our blind veterans from their homes to Colchester Garrison on Thursday mornings?

Our Blind Veterans Choir, provides crucial social interaction for our veterans who can often feel isolated or lonely. It’s our members’ chance to get together, meet other people, have a sing along and have a good old chat.

Our volunteer transport team is essential in helping our blind veterans get from A to B. This role is ideal for someone who is a confident driver and can make our members feel at ease along the journey. It’s simple: arrange pick up, let the veteran know the journey details, take them to the destination, and help them enter and exit the vehicle.

Volunteers must be over the age of 21 and have held their license for 2+ years. You will need to have your own car, but we will cover all reasonable expenses. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. And it’s important to mention that choir takes place fortnightly on a Thursday between 10am and 12pm.

You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

Skills Valid driving licence.
Activity Types

Driving | Supporting people and befriending

Interests

Health and Social Care | Older People

Commitment

Thursdays Morning and afternoon - 2- 3 hours fortnightly

Find out more

For more information about Blind Veterans UK and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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