Dimensions Volunteering


Volunteer Driver

Location: Aldershot, Hampshire, England

 

Are you a friendly, chatty person looking to make a difference in your community?

 

Do you enjoy the freedom of driving and exploring new places?

 

We are looking for a friendly driver to volunteer with three people we support who live in the Aldershot area. You'll get to meet some amazing people, whilst making a real difference to their lives by helping them to attend their activities and appointments.

 

The volunteer will be asked to drive a Ford Transit van which has been converted to accommodate wheelchairs. The people we support will be always accompanied by their support workers during all journeys.


Activities will include:

  • Driving the people we support between their home and services in a safe manner, in accordance with UK law.
  • Assisting the person in and out of vehicles and locations – with assistance from trained Dimensions staff.
  • Driving in a manner that is sensitive of physical and emotional requirements of the people we support.

Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or financial assistance.

 

We are looking for a volunteer who:

  • Has a valid UK Driving License (or equivalent)
  • Is aged 21 or over with at least 2 years driving experience
  • Has the ability to understand verbal and written instructions in relation to journeys
  • Is friendly, reliable and has good punctuality
  • Is willing to commit to volunteer regularly so that the people we support are able to get into a routine (exact times/days can be discussed)

 

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

 

What you’ll gain from being a Dimensions volunteer:

Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.

  

Our volunteers play a vital role in our work and in return, we support them with:

 

  • Access to free online training (with access to 800 plus courses)
  • Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
  • Reasonable expenses may be reimbursed as agreed
  • An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector

 

Want to apply for this role?

If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer, please get in touch!