Volunteer drivers provide transport, using their own vehicle, for frail aged residents or younger people with a disability to attend medical appointments, local shopping centres, to visit family in Nursing Homes and to attend social programs and community activities. This valuable service enables our older and frailer residents to continue living independently in their own home and to participate in community life.
About the Role
- Ensuring passengers are picked up and delivered to their destinations in a safe, comfortable and friendly manner
- When needed, assisting passengers with their personal belongings or shopping bags
- At times, volunteers may be asked to remain with passengers when at medical appointments and to return them to their home
Volunteers use their own vehicle, for which they receive a generous reimbursement based on the capacity of their engine and the number of kilometres travelled.
Volunteers need a current Class 1 South Australian Drivers Licence and vehicles must be Comprehensively Insured.
When and Where
Time commitments will vary with the type of job, however there is an expectation of a minimum commitment of half a day per week. Community Services staff contact volunteers by telephone with transport details (name, date, time, address, phone number and destination). Volunteers can be matched with a resident within their local area (ie hills or plains) on a regular basis or be called as needed. Training and support will be provided where necessary.