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Driver for Community Car Scheme in the north of East Northamptonshire

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Have you got a little time on your hands? Do you live in one of the villages we serve? Our catchment area includes the towns of Oundle and Thrapston and the surrounding villages - from Easton-on-the-Hill in the north to Titchmarsh in the south. Driving for Volunteer Action is rewarding and very enjoyable. Drive as much or as little as you like (we drive every day of the week, during the day and in the evenings). You can be very specific about your availability, if you have other commitments. You volunteer your time. A mileage allowance of 40p per mile is paid to cover your petrol and other expenses. We are still carrying out Health related drives during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Skills

You must be a fully qualified driver. You must have patience and kindness. The ability to chat while driving would be good, as some of our members are isolated and a drive is a chance to connect with another individual. A full driving licence and car insurance are required. A DBS check will be required

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Interests

  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • No specific interest
  • Older People

Activities

  • Driving

Details

  • Accessibility
    Supports opportunities for access to health care and other services for those unable to do so themselves
  • Age restrictions
    Adults with full driving licence required
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    40p per mile to cover expenses
  • Health and Safety Policy
    on website
  • Ongoing support
    via office staff
  • Training provided
    Safeguarding and manual handling and other training, as necessary
  • Volunteer induction
    yes
  • Volunteer Policy
    Agreement to be signed by both parties, laying out term and expectations from both parties.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    VA has insurance. Drivers add volunteer driving to own car insurance policies (free if not automatically included from the majority of insurers now)
  • Written role description
    In Volunteer Agreement, which is signed by both parties.

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

You commit to as much or as little driving as you are able or willing to do. Some of our current drivers restrict their availability to one day a week, others are available when we need them. It's completely up to you - there is no minimum level of commitment.

Location

Fletton House
Glapthorn Road
Oundle
PE8 4JA

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