Volunteer Driver at Nightstop North East - Depaul UK

Volunteer Drivers help homeless young people get to their Nightstop provided accommodation that evening.

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Description

Change a life by simply driving a young homeless person to their accommodation that evening.

Nightstop North East helps young people who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of volunteers called ‘hosts.’ Drivers help the young people get to the accommodation provided by a Nightstop host.

•Develop youth work, loan working, engagement & communication skills.

•While working at the project volunteers have full liability insurance cover.

•Appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make.

•Personal & professional development through training and support
•References for hosts will be available after a period of three months volunteering.

•Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of people.

•Making a difference to your local community

• Out of pocket expenses are paid monthly in arrears, including a mileage rate of 40p per mile for journeys undertaken as part of the role

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Communication Skills
  • Advice and Guidance

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

•Depaul UK offers Nighstop drivers a 4 module training programme which will be delivered at times best suited to the needs of the host. The training includes the following subjects: The role of a drivers, health and safety issues, protection and confidentiality, boundaries, effective communication and support for drivers.

•All training is interactive and delivered by experienced and committed staff

•There is additional training available externally if necessary in relation to more specific issues and all volunteers are actively encouraged to engage in DepaulUK’s volunteering support groups where guest speakers will deliver presentations and training sessions on relevant subject

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: A listening ear, a car and a full current driving licence.

Desirable: An interest in young people. Friendly and non-judgmental manner. Time to spare for a few hours a week.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!