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  • Charity Shop Van Driver
    with Deaf Action Charity Shop

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO70781 - Created/last updated: 06/12/2018


    About this opportunity:Do you have a driver's licence? Can you spare 1/2 - 1 day per week? Do you enjoy being out and about?
    You can drive our shop van to help deliver/collect furniture across Fife!
    Our shop offers a fun, social environment where volunteers learn new skills/experiences; references for future employment; the opportunity to learn British sign language; a generous retail discount and unlimited tea & biscuits!
    All that is needed is a commitment to at least 4 hours/week (flexible); a friendly attitude; physically fit; full and clean driver's licence. The van will be provided but if you have your own that would be incredible!
    (NB there will always be a Van Assistant accompanying you on any journeys for picking up/delivering goods).
    No experience necessary as full training will be given.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:17
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Half day trial shift to see if the opportunity is right for the volunteer. References check conducted after volunteer decides to commit on a regular basis. Induction includes tour of building/facilities, safety training on equipment use, till operation training and opportunity for 1:1 regular support & supervision sessions if requested.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport rates on the day/week reimbursed and 45p per mile for car travel.

    Experience required:A friendly attitude! No prior skills/experience necessary as full training given, but would be helpful if volunteers had some previous van driving experience.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe shop is located at 245-247 High Street, Kirkcaldy. It is a 5 minute walk from the bus/train station. Private car parking available for volunteers.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
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