Volunteer Driver

  • VO91865


HcL support people throughout the Lothians. We provide supported door-through-door transport for people with mobility challenges - either from age, disability, health issues (long-term or short-term) or additional support needs. Our services are much more than transport, they support people who would otherwise not be able to get out of their home to do their own shopping, access other local facilities, attend appointments and social activities. This support helps them maintain independence and enable them to stay in their own home for longer. What do we mean by door-through-door support? Our drivers not only collect passengers from their front door but help passengers from inside their home and onto the bus. This can include helping them put their coat on, turning the key to lock their home and assisting them from their home to the vehicle and safely into a seat and fastening their seatbelt.

Organisation aims and objectives

Charity providing transport for disabled and elderly.










Minimum 4 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

Weekly or Monthly


Experience required: - Candidates must be over 21years old and hold a clean, full driving licence with a minimum of 2 years' driving experience. - An ability to relate to older people and/or people living with a disability is necessary. Previous experience working with older and/or disabled people is preferred but not essential. - Good communication skills are essential. -Candidates must be contactable by telephone/mobile phone.
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by car and bus (no. 38 and 140).
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Once people have shown an interest they would be welcome to arrange to come in to meet us and see the office base/vehicles.
Training details: You will be given an induction and will complete a variety of excellent training opportunities including: MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training; First Aid; Manual Handling; Disability Awareness.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet