- Location: Glandore SA
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Young People
flexible - support needed Monday - Friday *weekends for camps flexible between 9.30am and 5.30pm
- Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
- Driving & Transportation
As position description
- Driver's Licence (C)
- Driver's Licence (MR)
- National Police Certificate *
Puddle Jumpers’ mission is to support disadvantaged children and their families. Our first and most important responsibility is the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people we support. Our recruitment and selection process includes comprehensive police checks to assess applicants’ suitability to work with children and young people. We are able to undertake the police check for free as part of the application.
This position requires an MR class license and a clean driving record.
Please Note: 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).
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Puddle Jumpers Inc (PJs) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people; priority of our work is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents. We believe all kids matter, and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life. We provide camps & activity days for children, predominately those who do not live with their birthparents. In order for these children, along with the volunteers who work closely with them - we need bus drivers to transport them to and from the camps, and activity day locations. We aim to provide opportunities for volunteers to be involved in their community and open their hearts to the wonderful world of helping others. We aim to provide volunteers with training, support, and opportunities to expand their own development, promote social awareness, social compassion, and social leadership. Encouraging our volunteers to develop a social partnership to enhance their own lives and the lives of the children and young people they engage with. We aim for volunteers to understand and value, the impact that their actions and heats can have on others in the community, especially those in need, thereby enhancing young adults sense of social community, interaction, and belonging. We will do this by: • Providing volunteers (especially young adults) with the opportunity to volunteer and gain experience in the human services sector • Promoting positive concepts of self-worth through the challenges and involvement in relationships and activities • Enhancing volunteers personal development skills • Ensuring that all volunteers receive adequate training and screening checks to optimise their volunteering experience for all involved • Working from a strengths based approach; enhancing and building on existing strengths and capacities
Duties specific to the position, but are not limited to: • Driving a full bus to various locations within South Australia • Picking up and dropping off children and/or volunteers to and from camps and activity day locations.