You can volunteer with us as a Trustee, as a driver or as a telephone coordinator.
Trustees have responsibility for setting the strategy for our charity and for overseeing its operation. The Board meets on a roughly monthly basis for about one hour. There’s some reading to do between times….in fact as much work as you’d like to take on.
We’re keen to recruit additional trustees, particularly those with accounting/bookkeeping or marketing expertise.
Drivers use their own car to take service users to medical appointments, social occasions or even shopping. You’re expected to wait for them or to return to collect them. There’s no need to get additional insurance though you do need to tell your insurance company that you are doing this. Normally insurers make no extra charge for this.
Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they prefer. Some can only commit to a morning or afternoon every couple of weeks, some can do a couple of days a week.
We’ll give you induction training, personal protective equipment, clear health & safety guidelines during the pandemic and on-going support and we’ll make as easy as possible the process of checking your documents and doing a police check when you start.
If you can’t drive or don’t have a car, you can still help us enormously by volunteering a few hours to answer our phone. The task is to listen to service users transport needs and put one of our drivers in touch with them to help them make the journey. We have a simple booking and pre-payment system to enable you to record what’s arranged and take donations and an easy to use phone you’ll have when you’re “on duty”.
You can give as much or as little time as you prefer – a few hours or a day a week, a fortnight or a month, whatever suits.
We’ll give you induction training and on-going support and we’ll make the process of a police check painless.