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Van Outing Driver - Balclutha


Presbyterian Support Otago




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Can you give a few hours of your time to help older persons get out for a drive? St Andrews Home and Hospital offers rest home and hospital level care within a supportive community for its residents. With friendly staff and freshly cooked meals it creates a home-like atmosphere.

They are looking for volunteer van drivers to take their residents on outings around the Balclutha area. Residents like to have a coffee and cake somewhere along the way, or park somewhere with a good view to have a 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 training is provided
  • Activities staff will accompany you and the residents
  • Give your time weekly
  • You will receive a full orientation and training and will always be working alongside staff

No two days are the same, time flies during the outing 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!

If you would like to volunteer asap, please contact Holmdene on 03 4181468 or email holmdene.admin@psotago.org.nz.


  • Full clean and current drivers license
  • Able to drive a manual van
  • Able to work independently
  • Physically fit enough to assist with pushing residents in wheel chairs
  • Police check
  • Reliable and dedicated, residents cannot go on an outing without the support of a volunteer diver
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 Months is required

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Thursdays 1:00 – 3:45pm

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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