Volunteer Drivers & Chaperones

Carers of Barking & Dagenham

Health and social care | Disability | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability | Older people

Location: 234A Porters Ave, Dagenham, RM8 2EQ (see map)

Travel: Becontree station. Wroxall Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We have vacancies for both drivers and chaperones to help the elderly with Dementia get to and from the Memory Lane Resource Centre, where they will access a hot meal and activities throughout the day.
  • This is sometimes their only opportunity to get out or their Carers chance to have a bit of time to spoil themselves.
  • We require drivers who have a D1 on their licence and chaperones who will support the elderly to access the mini bus.
We Need You!

We Need You!

What impact will this have?

  • You will enable elderly people with Dementia the chance to access a safe day at our day centre, where they will have access to a hot meal and activities throughout the day.
  • You will enable Carers of elderly people with Dementia respite time, where they are able to catch up on their shopping, access employment or spoil themselves for a short period of time.
  • You will get to know the people we support and become and positive member of the team.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Do you have a few hours a week to spare?.
  • We are open Monday - Friday and have slots that need to be covered in the mornings and afternoons.

Expenses

  • Volunteer travel expenses are negotiable.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?

  • Drivers will need a D1 on their licence

What skills can I gain?

  • Charity
  • Events
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working

Training

  • PLEASE NOTE: D1 training will not be provided for prospective drivers, as they should already have a D1 on their licence to apply.
  • Full training will be provided for drivers and chaperones to enable them to help others.

Location

234A Porters Ave, Dagenham, RM8 2EQ

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