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Van Driver - Enliven St Andrews


Presbyterian Support Otago




Working Hours



Could you give an hour and half of your time to help older people get out for a drive? St Andrews Home and Hospital offers rest home and hospital level care and in a supportive community for residents, with friendly staff and freshly cooked meals creating a home-like atmosphere.

They are looking for volunteer van drivers to take staff and residents on outings around the Dunedin area. Residents stay in the van and like to park somewhere with a good view and have social chat.

What would you do?

  • Ensure that residents are safely transferred into and from the van during the trip
  • Engage with residents in a friendly manner during the outing
  • Provide companionship during the outing/activity to enhance their experience
  • First aid a bonus, a staff member with current first-aid will accompany you and the residents.
  • Give your time weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending your availability
  • You will receive a full orientation and training and you will always be working alongside staff

No two days are the same, 2 hours goes very fast and it's a wonderfully rewarding experience. Beware- you might experience a 'helper's high' as your volunteering can lead to a rush of euphoria and the release of endorphins!


  • Full clean and current drivers license
  • Able to work independently
  • Physically fit enough to assist with pushing residents in wheel chairs
  • Police check
  • St Andrews requires you to complete a first aid course, this is run free of charge by St Andrewes Staff
  • Reliable and dedicated, residents will not go on an outing without the support of a volunteer diver
  • Commitment of at least 6 Months is required

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Dunedin, St Andrews. Monday 2.00-4.00pm weekdays and / or Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm

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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