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Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 15/11/2017

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Community Transport Driver

Job description:
  • Ongoing position
  • Desirable commitment is one day a week or fortnightly but, if you are a busy person, we also have flexible on call volunteer positions
  • Full day or part time shifts are available

The program

The purpose of the Home 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 in accordance with the daily electronic schedule. They will ensure a safe, courteous and respectful on-board client experience keeping in mind their health, wellbeing, cultural background, life experiences and social connection.

The opportunity

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, disabled, disadvantaged, socially isolated and culturally diverse clients. You will also know how to use electronic devices including tablets and smartphones. Being able to speak a second language and having first aid training will be a bonus but is not necessary.

You will transport and support clients who are experiencing vulnerability or are socially isolated to attend medical appointments, allied health consultations and social engagements.

The impact

As a volunteer driver, you will brighten the day of your clients by providing a positive and respectful experience while you interact and meet some fantastic people. We offer 2 days of on the job training prior to commencing and ongoing training opportunities as required.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Natalia Rojas-Parra 8100 4591

Download File VRD - Adelaide Metropolitan - Volunteer Transport Driver.pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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