When We Need You
From 01/08/2010 onwards
We have a very busy transport service which involves volunteers using their own cars helping people to make essential journeys. These include – attending their GP surgery, hospital appointments [ both locally and in Edinburgh], go to the dentist, opticians, etc. Our volunteers help too by taking people home from hospital, making sure that there is some food in the house, heating on etc.
About British Red Cross (Scotland)
Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independance, Unity, Voluntary Service, and Universality- which inspire and guide all its actions.
Skills & Experience
Full driving licence, good communication skills. An understanding of the varying needs of clients, ability to work as part of a team, yet be confident to work unsupervised when necessary.
Our service is available to those who need it throughout the Scottish Borders, therefore we are looking for volunteers from all areas.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Introduction to the Red Cross; first aid; moving & handling awareness; safeguarding adults and children, midas
Driving / escorting
Public transport expenses re-imbursed weekly, monthly – to suit the volunteer. Mileage rate paid when using volunteer’s car, currently 45p per mile – re-imbursed weekly, monthly – to suit the volunteer.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
3 hours per week minimum
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Volunteer Centre Borders
Tel: 0845 602 3921