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Free To Be Kids

Free To Be supports particularly vulnerable children to begin to change their stories about who they are, and who they...

Residential Program Driver

This opportunity takes place between 10 Apr 2023 and 01 Sep 2023

Our Driver volunteers are integral in making our projects work! As many of our young people would be unable to get to a central meeting point, we go and pick them all up from their houses at the start of the project and drop them off again at the end. We also go out to activities in the minibus each day and unsurprisingly, when asked to draw a picture to summarise their week at Free to Be, many of the children have the minibus as a key feature! It’s where a lot of the important chats, silly games and loud singing happens and can really be the heart of the project. Our drivers have the important responsibility of safely driving the minibus but they also offer an important presence to the children. As the children are not with them 24/7 (unlike their group leaders!), the drivers are often seen as an authority figure who can offer an air of calm organisation on the activity days.

Benefits to self

You’ll gain confidence, make a huge difference to the lives of these children and meet some incredible other like-minded volunteers.

Benefits to others

Children experience meeting animals at the farm, building dens in the forest, building rafts in teams to paddle across a lake, standing on the beach for the first time, cooking together in groups, camping out under the stars and a wide range of other activities.

Location

Various locations around London and Sussex

Training available

We pay for all of our drivers to do their MiDAS training to make sure that they are completely comfortable driving the minibus before they come on project. You will also gain full training in working with children and safeguarding. You’ll gain confidence, make a huge difference to the lives of these children and meet some incredible other like-minded volunteers.

DBS required?

Yes

Transport details

Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel costs to and from our project site (usually within an hour of London), however, we can provide car parking and, if you are coming by train, we can usually collect you from the nearest station.

Contact Name

Bee Whitaker

Contact email address

bee@freetobekids.org.uk

Contact phone number

07579769864
  • EducationSchools, Literacy, Numeracy
  • Culture & SportSport, Art & Creativity
  • Crisis & PovertyPoverty
  • CommunitiesDisabilities, Families, Young People & Children
  • ProfessionsHealth
  • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Use my skills

Employability skills

  • Communication Skills: Verbal 0
  • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal 0
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