Community Cars Driver

Community Cars Driver: Role Description

Please note that a more specific role description will be provided once we have completed work with our partners to review procedures and ensure that we can keep volunteers and passengers safe – more information to follow.

Purpose

DBS check

Expenses

Role

To use your own car to support Pharmacies to deliver essential medication to those in need or to provide transport for individuals leaving hospital after a health check confirming they are clear of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. The people you deliver to, or provide transport for, may be elderly, vulnerable, lonely, have learning disabilities, or be a young family - so it is of the utmost importance that you are able to show empathy, respect and understanding.

Because of the nature of this role, volunteers are required to undergo a DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service Check) to confirm their suitability for working with vulnerable people. The cost of the check will be paid by W3RT, not the volunteer. The certificate will contain details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

Drivers receive travel expenses of 45p per mile travelled. Mileage is calculated from their home address and back again. You will submit a mileage log sheet providing postcodes of delivery addresses so that we can process payment on a monthly basis.

  1. Complete the induction or training provided.

  2. Read and understand the general guidance for the role.

  3. Receive requests to deliver medication (from pharmacies) or to provide transport for those leaving hospital.

  4. Be alert for any signs of: an adult or child who might be at risk from another, abusive or controlling behaviour, drug or alcohol abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and anyone with unexplained injuries that might indicate that someone’s safety is at risk. Raise any concerns immediately with your Co-ordinator or with W3RT’s Safeguarding Officer: Sandra Clark (07538 941345). 

  5. Notify your co-ordinator if you feel unwell or unable to volunteer so that we can keep our records updated and can support you.

If you would like to start volunteering as soon as possible then please see the alternative role we have available as a Community Collection and Delivery Volunteer.

Company No: 4090701 • Reg. Charity No: 1085518
Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9QD
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