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Safety and Mobility Assistant (help with the van!)

Organisation:

Age Concern Otago

Category:

Practical Help

Hours:

Both/Flexible

Locations:

Oamaru

Support our driver by helping passengers get in and out of our van safely for our Sunday or WednesdayWeekday Outings . And join in the fun! Sunday trips (destinations vary) - go along to destinations in and around Oamaru (in Oamaru, Riverstone, Kakanui...), or further afield (such as Moeraki, Trotters Gorge, Kurow...).
Weekday lunch outings go to lunch in and around the area, and sometimes further afield.
On Tuesdays support our driver as she picks up and drops off participants to our Gentle Exercise class (around Oamaru).
Our groups are lively and enjoying life, this is a really enjoyable activity.

Requirements

Ideally you will enjoy being around people. You will need to be able to hop in and out of the van to ensure that our clients are getting in and out safely, and using their seatbelts - it's a nice little workout! (Clients must have a minimum level of mobility to participate, they will need minimal assistance.)
Police vetting required for our volunteer roles.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Depending on which activities you sign up for - weekly, monthly, occasionally, whatever suits your schedule. Tuesday Gentle Exercise is 1-2.5 hours, outings are at least 2 hours depending on the activity and destination.

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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