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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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31st October
to 8th November
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Tea Party Driver

31st October to 8th November
As a tea party driver, you liaise with your group coordinator and take older guests to and from the tea parties each month. Re-engage is looking for volunteers in Bury, Oldham and Stockport.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
As a tea party driver, you liaise with your group coordinator and take older guests to and from the tea parties each month. Staying at the tea party is part of your role, so it’s much more than being a driver.
You will need to have a full, clean, driving license, and either a DBS (in England and Wales) or PVG (in Scotland). You will also need to check that you are covered by your regular motor insurance policy to do this role.
Tasks include: 

Driving one to two older guests using your own car to a tea party venue and returning them home again after the event.
Staying at the tea party to help with conversation and serve refreshments.
Liaising with the group coordinator to confirm which older guests you will pick up.
Informing the group coordinator of any safeguarding concerns or issues you might have.
Following all guidance in your driver training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aims.

This is a flexible, voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability. As a tea party driver, you will be responsible for picking up one or two older guests from their homes usually on a Sunday afternoon once a month. 
You will drive them to either a host's home or a community venue for an afternoon get-together to socialise and enjoy some refreshments. The parties last around two hours after which you drive them home again.
Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer as a driver.
As one of our valued volunteer drivers, you will receive training from Re-engage, and support and regular communications from your group coordinator. This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, connect with lonely older people and make a real and lasting difference to their lives.
We are looking for volunteer drivers with the following skills and attributes:

Good conversational skills
Considerate driving ability
Ability to navigate to new addresses
A friendly, and empathetic approach 
Patience and understanding of supporting older people
Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use emails)

Please specify when registering below your preferred location: Bury, Oldham or Stockport.

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