Volunteering

Driver Volunteer

There are lots of ways that Volunteer Drivers support us. Whether it’s collecting food donations, helping people to move into accommodation or supporting fundraising events off site, you’ll provide an indispensable resource that helps us get the job done.

Commitment:

Driving tasks are usually between 30 minutes - 2 hours. This role is ad hoc so we are seeking to build up a pool of drivers.

About this Role

Our Volunteer Drivers help with food collections, people moving into accommodation and events.
Food collections happen on weekday mornings once or twice a week depending on what is available.
Moves are arranged as and when they happen, usually on weekday afternoons.
We have at least three events each year that require volunteer drivers.
Our next event is on Thursday 7th July and we require two drivers between 13.30 – 17.30 and 18.00 – 23.00

What will I be doing?

  • Driving rental van for task required
  • Ability to uphold and respect The Passage policies and procedures

What skills do I need?

  • Aged 21 or over
  • Hold full driving license for at least one year with no convictions or accidents
  • Own a smart phone (required for locking/unlocking hire vehicles)

What you can expect:

  • Volunteer induction and in the role training
  • Supervision from Community Fundraising
  • Travel expenses reimbursed according with our Finance Policy
  • References if you volunteer for at least three months

The role is subject to the provision of two references, an informal interview and attendance at a Volunteer Induction session. For questions about the role or the application process, please contact the Volunteering Team on 0207 592 1863


Volunteer Registration Form



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About You



Please include any professional experience you have.

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You can apply for up to 2 additional roles with this application. (Optional)


Referees
As we work with adults at risk (people who are homeless), we need to carefully screen all of our volunteers.

Please provide the names and contact details of two referees, such as friends or colleagues. They must have known you for at least 6 months. Neither referee should be a direct family member.

If you are unsure about who to put forward as your referees, please contact the Volunteer Manager who will be happy to offer guidance.

You understand that by providing us with your referees contact details, they agree to be contacted by us.
Referrals
Referee 1


Referee 2


Declarations
Confirmation*

A few volunteering roles require volunteers to do a DBS check (previously called CRB checks). If your role requires a DBS check, we will ask you to disclose any spent and unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or final warnings when we receive your application, except those which are “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Some roles require a DBS check because of the nature of the tasks involved and because our clients are classed as Adults at Risk which means certain roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering with The Passage but some convictions may require further discussion.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail before submitting an application, please email [email protected] or call 020 7592 1863

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the information provided on this form will be used in the recruitment and selection of volunteers and may be disclosed to all those who need to see it. It will also form the basis of the confidential volunteer record.