Volunteer Driver

 

 

Location: Cheddar, Somerset, England  

 

Do you enjoy driving? 

 

Would you like to make a difference to the people we support in your community? 

 

We are looking for friendly drivers to join us! 

 

You will meet some amazing people, whilst making a positive impact to their lives by helping them get to the activities they enjoy and appointments that are important. 
 
We are looking for drivers who will be happy to drive our house vehicles or your own vehicle. 

 
Activities will include:

  • Driving the people we support between their homes and services in a safe manner, in accordance with UK law
  • Driving around the Cheddar area, which will be the start and end point of the majority of journeys
  • Assisting people we support in and out of vehicles and locations – with assistance from trained Discovery staff.  
  • Driving in a manner that is sensitive of physical and emotional requirements of the people we support.  
  • Driving vehicles owned by the people we support or your own vehicle 
 

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

 

We are looking for drivers who:

  • Are aged 21 or over, with at least 2 years driving experience 
  • Hold a full, clean and current UK Driving License (or equivalent)  
  • Have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions in relation to journeys 
  • Are friendly with the people we support and our support staff
  • Are willing to commit to volunteer regularly (times and days can be discussed)  

 

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

 

 

What you’ll gain from being a Discovery volunteer: 

 
Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to live more independently at home and in the community.  

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 Discovery volunteer, please get in touch!