Treloar Trust


Voluntary Helper - Voluntary Driver to Events & Activities

The Treloar Trust provides education,care,therapy,medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas.

We are based in Holybourne, just outside of Alton,Hampshire.

Our students and their carers enjoy taking part in a number of activities and events across Hampshire. The destinations and activities are always varied and interesting. Unfortunately many times we lack a sufficient number of drivers to accommodate the many requests we receive. Specific training will be provided and drivers will be supported by members of staff. In some cases, you will be able to participate in the activity with the students (i.e. cinema, rugby game).

What will I be doing?

  • Driving students to and from various locations
  • Supporting students on/off mini-buses
  • Supporting students during their activity/event (optional)

How much time do I need to commit to?

This is a flexible role. The outings typically take place during the days and on the weekends. Occasional evenings could also be required. We do require a commitment of one academic year (i.e. a commitment of 4 shifts during one academic year). Our goal is to match your availability with our outings.

What skills do I require?

  1. A driver’s license (pre-1997) or a D1 driver’s license
  2. A clean driving record (preferable)
  3. Physically able to assist in the transfers of students to and from the vehicle (with aids if required) and able to clamp wheelchairs in the vehicle
  4. Sensitivity and empathy towards the individual needs of the student
  5. Ability to support students improve their independence
  6. Positive attitude
  7. Willingness to have fun!
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and patience

What benefits can I expect?

  • Meeting new people
  • Excellent training opportunities for those wishing to develop their CV
  • Taking part in outings in Hampshire and surrounding areas
  • An enjoyable and fun day
  • Satisfaction and reward in knowing you are part of our students achieving their true potential

What training will be provided?

It’s important that all Treloar Voluntary Helpers have the skills to perform well in their role, to comply with policies and procedures and to interact with the students (when outlined). With this in mind Voluntary Helpers attend a comprehensive induction programme and will be supported throughout their volunteering experience.

 

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Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day

Mission Statement

The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

A world where physically disabled young people take control of their lives and achieve their aspirations

Our Mission

To enable physically disabled young people to achieve their aspirations by:

  • Providing personalised learning, therapy and care
  • Supporting transition into adulthood
  • Promoting independence and inclusion

Our Values

We are Inclusive

Everyone – regardless of physical ability, where they live or socioeconomic background – should have the opportunity to take part in life. We treat our Beneficiaries with the same dignity as their non-disabled peers and work to remove barriers in their way.

Our students and Beneficiaries are always at the centre of everything we do. Before we make decisions, we ask, “How will our students and Beneficiaries benefit from this?”

We act with Integrity and Respect

Physically disabled young people should be free to direct their own lives. We listen to young people’s views and support them to make age-appropriate choices about their daily life and informed choices about their future.

We celebrate and promote diversity, value and support each other, and treat everyone with mutual respect. We support a culture of openness, honesty and transparency, where the safeguarding of our students and wellbeing of our staff is paramount.

We strive for Excellence

Physically disabled young people and their families deserve outstanding care and support. We work to make sure all our services are excellent and actively challenge each other to ensure continuous quality improvement.

We continually innovate to ensure that our Beneficiaries receive the cutting-edge, excellent support they deserve.