- Do you want to help our community's most vulnerable?
- Red Cross is looking for Volunteer Drivers from diverse backgrounds and experience for the Riverland area.
The purpose of the Home Support Program is to strengthen people’s capacity to participate in community life, maintain or regain independence and stay living in their own home for longer. Volunteers are required to pick up and transport clients in accordance with the daily electronic schedule. They will ensure a safe, courteous and respectful on-board client experience keeping in mind their health, well-being, cultural background, life experiences and social connection.
For this role, you are required to have a current full Australian drivers license, an excellent driving record and First Aid training, or a willingness to complete First Aid training. You will have the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with a broad range of people including the elderly, disabled, disadvantaged, socially isolated and culturally diverse clients. You will also know how to use electronic devices including tablets and smartphones. Being able to speak a second language will be a bonus but is not necessary. You will transport and support clients who are experiencing vulnerability or are socially isolated to attend medical appointments, allied health consultations and social engagements.
As a volunteer driver, you will brighten the day of your clients by providing a positive and respectful experience while you interact and meet some fantastic people. We offer on the job training prior to commencing and ongoing training opportunities as required.
Our COVID-19 safe practices It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the ‘Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19’ section here prior to applying.
Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.
Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross.