Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

Volunteering: Volunteer Drivers

Location:                                Bradford, Shipley, Skipton, Harrogate

Purpose of Role:                     The Carers’ Resource delivers a wide range of activities  across Craven, Bradford and Harrogate to encourage  carers to have time with other carers; in turn giving them time for themselves.

Volunteer Drivers are needed to transport carers to groups if they are not able to journey there themselves.

Qualities required:      

  • Have a full and clean driving licence
    • Be willing to undertake a DBS check
      • Be a good communicator
      • Be a good listener
      • Be empathetic
      • Be non-judgemental
      • Be reliable
      • Be committed to the role
      • Be able to work as part of a team

Support provided:

  • Supported and supervised by a named Carers’  Resource staff member
    • Induction to Carers’ Resource
      • Guidance and ongoing support

Time Commitment:                             TBC

Tasks you may be responsible for :

  • Collecting Carers from their homes and transporting them to a group
  • Welcoming carers
  • Collecting Carers from a group and transporting them back home
  • Communicating with carers on a regular basis

Expenses:                               Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Benefits of volunteering:        

  • Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
  • Enhance career prospects
  • Gain skills and experience
  • Work as part of a team
  • Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
  • Developing Friendships

Contact: Sally Horner; Volunteer Coordinator: 07761 510603 for further information

Want more information? Enquire about the Volunteer Drivers opportunity by completing this form.