RNIB Minibus Driver - Fife

18 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

Type of opportunity - Practical Support

Opportunity - 5350

Would you like to help blind and partially sighted people in your community? Do you enjoy driving and meeting new people? RNIB needs you to be a Volunteer Driver.

For the people they help, our volunteer drivers provide a friendly face and that personal touch to brighten their day and help get them to where they need to be.

Our drivers can become a regular part of someone’s life and for some their journeys together may be the only chance an RNIB customer has had to get out of their home for days or even weeks.

If you are friendly, courteous and reliable then this is the opportunity for you.

Region - Scotland

Where based - Your Local Area

Additional location information - Fife: VILD Services, Fife Sensory Impairment Centre, Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5EF and collecting clients from their homes in and around the Fife region and taking them to a specific location.

What you will be doing?

  • Driving the RNIB mini bus
  • Drive to activities and events
  • Assist passengers in and out of vehicle
  • Sighted Guiding
  • Reporting any incidents.

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Physically fit (carry light loads)
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work independently

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Work with a variety of people
  • Meeting new people
  • New experiences and skills
  • Work with people with sight loss

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate
  • Sighted Guiding Training
  • Support from Volunteers and Staff

How often will I be needed - 3 hours Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information - This role requires membership of the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme (Adults).

Are driving license and vehicle check required - Yes

Apply now or register your interest to find out more.

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