About this opportunity
- Time frame: ongoing
- Time commitment - minimum 1 full day per month
Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports older people who live alone or who have few social connections, people with disability and people recovering from mental illness to help improve their wellbeing.
Red Cross provides a door to door transport service for people who are elderly or have disability and have no means of transport to non-urgent medical appointments or social outings.
The opportunity This role suits someone over the age of 18 who has a Full Australian Drivers Licence and can commit to at least one full weekday per month. Volunteer drivers are responsible for the safe and courteous vehicle transportation of frail aged and /or disabled people who are socially isolated or transport disadvantaged. Volunteers will be responsible for following schedules, maintaining a friendly and professional manner and ensuring clients are transported safely to their appointments. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining records of activities and reporting any concerns or issues to Red Cross Transport Regional Coordinators.
The impact As a Community Transport volunteer, you’ll help improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people who are elderly or have disability by connecting them with services in their local community. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.
For more information, please contact Lyn Jackson on 0429 625 727.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
National Police Certificate *.
Minimum of 1 full day per week; Weekdays during business hoursType of work
- Driving & Transportation
- Seniors & Aged Care
Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided.