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  • Driver / Sighted Guide
    with BASE East Fife (Blind Activities Support Events)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO99987 - Created/last updated: 06/06/2024


    About this opportunity:BASE is a Scottish Registered Charity established in 2005 by blind and partially sighted people. The management committee consists of nine Trustees and one co-opted member, the majority of whom are sight impaired. BASE depends entirely on fundraising from donations and applications to charitable trusts.

    BASE supports people with sight impairment resident in NE Fife by offering a monthly programme of social activities, including visits to places of interest, theatre visits, museums and outdoor activities. BASE is supported by a team of volunteers providing transport and guiding. These activities take place on the first Thursday each month.

    BASE is looking to increase the number of Volunteer Drivers / Sighted Guides in the East Neuk, Cupar and St. Andrews areas.

    The role includes transporting people with sight impairments to the destination for days out, guiding the VIP's and having fun. Training will be provided.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:After a PVG check, guide training will occur "on the job" as each VIP has different requirements. Support is available via the Volunteer Co-ordinator.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage allowance 45p /mile paid on receipt of expense form.

    Experience required:Our volunteers need to be friendly and outgoing, interested in others, able to follow directions, adaptable and calm under pressure. Volunteers need to have access to a vehicle and must have a valid driving license.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe location of the events is different every month.

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

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