BSEVC  

VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTION - Volunteer Driver  

  

Overview 

BSEVC has been providing community transport for around 35 years around Ipswich and Mid Suffolk. We can provide door to door transport for anyone who cannot access mainstream transport. (for a variety of reasons). Bookings to and from work, medical appointments, social activities, Shopping, and to school/college. 

  

Description of Role: 

  • To drive own vehicle to support individuals with transport to and from hospital appointments, where there may be a waiting period before return journey and/or

  • To drive a BSEVC vehicle as part of the community transport service

  •  All volunteers will attend a short Induction with the volunteer coordinator before the role begins. Role specific training will also be provided

  • We cover Mid Suffolk and Ipswich, so journeys could be anywhere within this geographical area as well as sometimes supporting people with hospital appointments further afield.

  • To represent BSEVC and promote our services where required.

  •  Being friendly and helpful to all clients and mindful of different needs.

  •  Regular work pattern

  •  To update the client with any new services that BSEVC are offering that may be of use to your client/ask if they would like to receive relevant information from BSEVC about other services and support that may be beneficial.

  •  If you have any concerns about your client or haven't managed to speak with them over a prolonged period of time, please let your volunteer coordinator aware.

  • As a volunteer you must respect any information concerning your client, staff, other volunteers and partner organisations and keep it confidential. Please also keep your personal lives protected.

  • We will provide a key fob and door codes also uniform. You will also be provided with a BSEVC email address.

  • We encourage feedback from and to our volunteers, to ensure the role is suitable and going   well. Your Volunteer coordinator will contact you to check that you are enjoying the role.​

What sort of person are you?

  • We need people who are outgoing and happy to chat whilst also listening well.

  • If you are trustworthy, respectful, and keen to offer some of your time each week to help people to get out and about, then we would love to hear from you.

  • All volunteer drivers will be DBS checked and will receive relevant safeguarding training.

  • We will also be offering the chance to becoming a Dementia Friend. As an organisation we are Dementia Friendly and encourage all our staff and volunteers to take part in a Dementia Friends Awareness session and First Aid awareness.