Volunteering as a driver could be just the ticket for locals looking for a fulfilling opportunity to help frail, elderly and disabled people on the Gold Coast.
The service is provided to eligible people, helping them get to medical appointments, shopping centres, social outings and libraries.
Chief Executive Officer Richard Patterson said the organisation was looking for new drivers to get behind the wheel and contribute their time to the local community.
“We’re looking for people with knowledge of the local area, who enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and have good communication skills. A standard driver’s licence and federal police check is a must,” he said.
“Extensive support and training are provided, including senior first aid and driver training on various topics. Assistance is also given to drivers to obtain a QLD Transport Driver Authorisation.”
“It’s an excellent opportunity for retired locals looking for a part-time volunteer role or for anybody who enjoys driving and wants to help people in need.”
Mr Patterson said volunteer drivers gain a sense of personal satisfaction and pleasure from helping elderly and disabled people maintain their independence in their own homes.
“Volunteer drivers do it because they want to help people and give back to the community. It’s a great way to make a lot of new friends and is the ultimate reward in personal satisfaction,” he said.
“The gift of an individual’s time is precious and many of the volunteer drivers help deliver this valuable service a few times a week because they love what they do.”
Find out how you can Become a Volunteer.