As an activity group driver, you’ll collect older people from their homes, accompany them to the monthly activity group and drop them home again afterwards. The activity group will be at the same community venue and will include older people, activity group leads, drivers, and the activity group coordinator. Activity groups normally last around two hours and will include an activity that gets people moving such as: dance, chair exercises, boules, skittles or boccia.

To become an activity group driver, you’ll need to:
Attend a 30-minute online volunteer group induction
Submit a DBS check (England and Wales) or a PVG check (Scotland)
Provide a reference
Complete online volunteer training modules

Tasks include:
Calling the older people to remind them about the activity group and to check that they’re still able to attend.
Keeping in regular contact with the activity group coordinator so they know when you’re available to drive, and so you know which older people you’re driving.

Planning your route so you can safely collect the older people and drive them to and from the activity group in good time.
Collecting one or two older people, driving them to the activity group and dropping them home again afterwards.
Staying at the activity group to help serve refreshments and to socialise with the older people and other volunteers.

Following the guidance in the online volunteer training so that the activity groups are safe, enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims.

Reporting any concerns to the activity group coordinator.

Keeping your knowledge and training up to date by reading our monthly volunteer newsletter – Re-engage Matters.