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FREE Travel Training Programme

21 July 2014

Volunteer Now are pleased to announce the second round of the Transport Buddy Travel Training Programme - FREE travel training for organisations supporting vulnerable clients.

Volunteer Now have been delivering volunteer led Transport Buddy Services for a number of years. We are now delivering a pilot programme with support from the Department for Regional Development to support organisations across Northern Ireland to establish their own volunteer led Transport Buddy Services. The aim is to assist vulnerable client groups to gain the skills and confidence to travel independently.

Volunteer Now will provide a mentoring service working in partnership with your organisation for one year to help you establish your own Transport Buddy Service.

This programme will include:

  • Volunteer health checks for organisations (where appropriate)
  • Train the Trainer Travel training
  • Provide a Transport Buddy Toolkit to enable organisations to establish Transport Buddy Services
  • Assistance with the recruitment of volunteers
  • Assist organisations to work towards accredited OCN training for clients
  • Ongoing mentoring and support
  • Networking/good practice meetings
  • Recognition events

Benefits for Your Organisation:

  • Free training and ongoing support to establish a transport buddy service
  • Help your clients to gain the skills and confidence to travel independently, access job, educational and social opportunities
  • Involve volunteers in delivering this service to your clients

There are limited spaces available for organisations who would like to take part. If you are interested in getting involved in this opportunity please request and complete a short application form and submit it no later than the 8th  September 2014. For Further information please contact Jill Hunter on 07974610120 or email jill.hunter@volunteernow.co.uk