About this opportunity
- Like driving? Want to help our community's most vulnerable during difficult times?
- Volunteer Drivers needed in Adelaide metropolitan area. Adelaide CBD car pick-up (or southern suburbs by negotiation).
- Commitment is one Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday a week or fortnight 8:00am - 4:00pm.
The purpose of the Social Support program is to strengthen people’s capacity to participate in community life, maintain or regain independence and stay living in their own home for longer. Volunteers are required to pick up and transport clients using an electronic device. They will ensure clients receive a safe, courteous and respectful onboard experience and they will always be mindful of the clients health, wellbeing, cultural background and lived experience.
All Red Cross vehicles and offices are subject to regular cleaning. All drivers are expected to follow strict sanitisation protocols. No clients with virus symptoms or have been in contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases, who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with those who have been to Government identified high risk countries in the last 14 days are transported.
For this role, you are required to have a current full Australian drivers license and an excellent driving record. You will have the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with a broad range of people including the elderly, individuals living with disabilities, disadvantaged, socially isolated and culturally diverse clients. You will also be confident using electronic devices including tablets and smartphones.
You will transport and support clients to attend medical appointments, allied health consultations and social engagements.
As a volunteer driver, you will brighten the day of the clients by providing a positive and respectful experience and in return, you will meet some wonderful people. We offer on the job training prior to commencing and ongoing training opportunities as required.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Driver's Licence (C) . Medical Check *. National Police Certificate *.
Fridays - once a week or once a fortnight 8:00am - 4:00pmType of work
- Driving & Transportation
Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided