Volunteer driver (Wales)

As a volunteer driver you will be picking up one to two activity guests from their homes which will enable them to attend our activity-based groups that run on a monthly or bi-weekly basis.

As you can imagine these monthly outings are the highlight of the month for many of our activity guests and, for some, it is the only time they leave their house for a social occasion.

You will be required to complete a DBS check for this role which Re-engage will cover the cost of.

Tasks include:

  • Driving one to two activity guests using your own car to the active together group venue and returning them home again after the activity.
  • Staying at the group to help with activities, conversation and help serve refreshments.
  • Liaising with the group coordinator to confirm which activity guests you will pick up.
  • Informing the group coordinator of any concerns or issues you might have.
  • Adhering to current social distancing guidance and ensure people are safe when attending groups.

Could you be our next volunteer driver?

Re-engage groups have three to five regular drivers per group.  As a driver you will usually collect the same one to two activity guests each month. The groups are managed by the group coordinator who will work closely with you to ensure you have everything you need prior to you picking up the activity guests you support.

You are not required to do any lifting. We welcome drivers with four door cars, a full driving license, an MOT and insurance. Groups will usually meet at the same venue on the same day and time of each month. Your group coordinator will be your main contact and will make the overall arrangements of the activities. 

As a regular driver you are responsible for monthly contact with your activity guests, checking that they are attending the their group and arranging a good time to pick up them up. 

As a valued volunteer, you’ll receive training, support, and regular communications from the charity. This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to develop your communication skills and gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, make a real difference to the lives of lonely older people. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay for your travel expenses.

We are looking for volunteer drivers with the following skills and attributes: 

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • An enthusiasm for speaking to older people 
  • A friendly, empathetic approach 
  • The ability to really listen to people 
  • Patience 
  • A good sense of humour 
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people 

Contact us

We have teams across the UK.

Address

Re-engage
7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

Freephone:

0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630