Volunteer Driver for Miles of Smiles

Action Together are looking for Volunteer Drivers to support our long-established Tameside community transport scheme, Miles of Smiles. Miles of Smiles provides a valuable and popular service to vulnerable and isolated members of the Tameside community who would otherwise struggle to attend health appointments or to access other health related services in the community. Volunteer Drivers use their own cars to take people to and from health and wellbeing appointments. They provide a friendly and supportive service to our members and ensure they arrive safely, offering support to find the right building and other assistance where necessary. We also have our own Miles of Smiles car available for Volunteer Drivers who don't have their own cars.
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 25th July 2016
End date: 6th January 2021
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Volunteer Drivers collect the passenger from their home, take them to the destination and, in most cases, wait with the passenger until they are ready to return home.
Appointments can include hospital appointments, doctor appointments, optician, dentists, clinics, physiotherapy and chiropodists, visiting people in nursing homes and hospitals

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Talking to others.
A caring nature
A clean driving license.

Areas of Interest: Children, Disability, Older people, Social care
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Driving, Escorting, Outdoors, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Action Together CIO
Organisation Profile: Action Together is a local charity for stronger communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We support, advise and help individual volunteers, groups and organisations.
Charity number: 1165512