Volunteer: Driver, Redruth and/or Camborne

Location
Redruth, Cornwall
Posted
25 Jul 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Skills
Other
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Unpaid
Commitment
Long Term

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. We also fund research and are committed to contributing at last £10 million every year to reasearch to create a world without dementia.

Would you like to unite with us against dementia?

Where is it you want me to volunteer?

Redruth and/or Camborne

What will I be doing?

Using your own car (for which a fair mileage allowance is paid), you will be supporting people with dementia and their carers to attend cafés, support groups and a variety of locations. Your involvement will ensure that those people who cannot make their own way to our services are supported with safe and reliable travel arrangements.

We would like you to

• Provide a safe, comfortable and reliable travelling experience to those who need it

• Ensure the people who use our transport feel safe and cared for.

How much time do you expect me to commit?

Camborne Memory Café is open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Church View Road, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RQ.

Redruth Memory Café is open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Foundry Row, Redruth, TR15 1AN.

People will require transport around these times.

Your actual volunteering hours would be negotiable dependent on current transport needs and your availability.

Role restrictions and other information.

You will need to be over 21 and have a clean driving licence. We will need you to be able to demonstrate your vehicle’s road worthiness and insurance annually. Generally insurers cover you in your role as a volunteer driver on your current vehicle insurance at no extra cost, often they do not even require notification. We can easily check any requirements of your insurance company though the Association of British Insurers website.

A police check and 2 references will be required prior to commencing in the role.

A mileage allowance is paid.

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