Volunteer Driver Belfast Group
Make a difference today!
Here at Deafblind UK our goal is to assist people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want. Our members are some of the most isolated and lonely people in society and we want to do all we can to change this. Our team of amazing volunteers make our goal possible!
We run over 35 social groups across the UK, giving our members the opportunity to come together to make friends and take part in organised activities and events. These groups, which meet once a month, give our members the chance to remain an active part of society and greatly benefit the quality of their lives and the Belfast Group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month.
We are looking for patient, friendly volunteer car drivers to help us get our members to and from the monthly Belfast Social Group.
A majority of our members attending the group will communicate with clear speech, or may have other communication methods. Guiding our deafblind members may be required and full training is provided. You may also be required to push a member’s wheelchair.
What will you get out of it?
It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life
You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community
You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills
We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.
Qualities and Skills we are looking for:
- We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers
- Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills
- To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people
- Patience and a warm and friendly attitude
What will we ask for in return?
We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start
You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role
Then we want to hear from you...
Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100 or visit our website https://deafblind.org.uk/join-us/volunteer/