YARRIAMBIACK is poised to re-launch its Patient Transport Program.
The program provides a cost-effective transport system to vulnerable residents in the Shire community through the engagement of volunteer drivers and assistants.
However, before the program can resume, more volunteers are needed.
A patient transport volunteer driver will drive service users to medical appointments; the drivers will also be responsible for the user's welfare, comfort and safety from their homes to their destination and return.
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The patient transport volunteers will complete an induction and receive a volunteer handbook. Volunteer drivers will also receive a meal allowance during shifts.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for community members who may be recently retired or looking for a casual and flexible volunteering duty that contributes to the liveability of our communities and has a positive impact on some of our most vulnerable residents," a council spokesperson said.
"This service relies on volunteers for its success and we're hoping that we receive enquiries and applications from across the shire."
Information about the volunteer position can be found on the council's website.
Applicants will need a current Victorian driver licence, a satisfactory National Police Records Check, and a Working with Children Check.
Enquiries can be directed to the council's Director of Community Development and Wellbeing Gavin Blinman on 5398 0100 or email@example.com.
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