Driver Volunteer

Department for Child Protection - Port Lincoln

Volunteer and make a difference to provide transport to children & young people to attend family visits, take children to school, appointments & activities. Whether you want to gain a new experience or skill or simply just want to help others, you have something valuable to offer by volunteering with us. Volunteers are supported,respected & experience tasks they find rewarding to achieve positive outcomes for children & young people. As a volunteer you're reimbursed for km to & from the office.


About this Opportunity
Become a volunteer with the Department for Child Protection. As a volunteer you will be supporting and assisting children. Tasks may include but not limited to:
-Transporting children or young people
-Individual or group support- helping in activities such as craft, music or outdoor activities
-skill developments sharing a particular skill,how to shop for food or clothes
-working with young people to obtain their probationary licence


We are always interested in hearing ideas for new ways our volunteers can assist. Volunteering is a two-way process. Rewards may include:
-person satisfaction and growth
-working with a team of people in a variety of tasks
-helping your community and vulnerable children
-social contact with a variety of people
-extending your skills and experience


As a volunteer you are provided with:



  • orientation and training & ongoing support

  • reimbursed for mileage to and from the office (Government vehicles are used for the volunteer tasks and as a volunteer you are covered by the governments volunteer's insurance cover)

  • required to undergo a Child Related Screening which is covered by the Department


As a volunteer we ask you to be reliable and flexible. To be available for a reasonable amount of time this may be weekly,fortnightly or monthly on weekdays & or weekends. We appreciate any time you are able to give and will work around you availability.
Quote from a volunteer ' I saw a need to reach out to children in our community. I wanted to make a difference'



Express interest

  • Location: Port Lincoln SA
  • Category Family Services

Suitable for

  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm with flexibilty for weekend availabilty

Training

Orientation and Child Safe Environment Training

Requirements

  • Covid-19 vaccination
  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • Working with Children Check *

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the State or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Reimbursement

Mileage to and from the office and any other out of pockets expenses

Express interest