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Community Driver

Organisation:

Blind Low Vision NZ

Category:

Driving

Hours:

Both/Flexible

Locations:

Alexandra, Cromwell

Blind Low Vision NZ (formally The Blind Foundation) is New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the 12,100 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence.

With a vision of ‘Life without limits – Kahore e Mutunga Ki te Ora’, Blind Foundation staff around the country aim to enable people who are blind or have low vision to be self-reliant and live the life they choose. 

They equip people with the skills needed to participate fully in society. This includes support in living independently, getting around, using technology, continuing to read and communicate, being socially active and staying in or looking for work. 

Blind Low Vision NZ's vital work helping people with sight loss is only possible thanks to the generous support of the public. 

We are looking for people with their own vehicle to take members to and from the activities and appointments. 

Instruction is provided on engaging and interacting with low vision and blind persons.  The right person will gain a sense of satisfaction and personal reward in enabling the beneficiary to attend appointments and social events.

Requirements

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Has a full current Drivers License and clean record
  • Are reliable, trustworthy and patient
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are fexible and adaptable
  • Have a neat and tidy dress code
  • Has use of your own vehicle - mileage reimbursement is available. 

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Flexible.  Usually as appointments require.  Regular assignments may be negotiated if available. Long term commitment desired. 

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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