Befriender - Annan
When We Need You
From 01/07/2011 onwards
Leonard Cheshire Disability care for disabled people within supported living accommodation units but quite often the service users like to go out for drives or visits more often than is currently possible. Volunteers can make a significant difference to people's lives by driving them to visit family or friends, to take part in activities or just simply to enjoy a run in the countryside. A volunteer befriender/driver is sought to accompany a female service user with learning difficulties to social events, cinema, walks and drives to visit family or countryside events. No personal care work is involved.
About Leonard Cheshire Disability
To assist people with disabilities throughout the world, regardless of their colour or creed, by providing the conditions necessary for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Skills & Experience
Driving Licence holder, outgoing and friendly nature, ability to befriend and support people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Supported Living, 26 Northfield Park, Annan, DG12 5EZ
Full driving licence desired
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers undergo sevice Induction Training, Introductory Training and Moving and Handling Training before starting. Ongoing detailed support is then given by the Volunteer Coordinator and resident staff at Units. More training can be given.
Driving / escorting
All necessary actual costs are paid, including bus/taxi fares and/or a milage allowance of 25p p/mile for use of volunteer's own car to/from location and for volunteering journeys. Expenses are paid monthly via bank accounts transfer.
Frequency & Commitment
As and when available to suit all parties (1 or 2 hours per week as a guide)
Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311
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