Volunteer Driver

  • VO92013


Description

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

Transport for people with mobility challenges.

Availability

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Restrictions

. Candidates must be over 21 years of age and hold a clean, full driving license with a minimum of 2 years’ driving experience. A PVG must be satisfactorily completed.
Experience required: • Candidates must be over 21 years of age and hold a clean, full driving license 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.
Minimum age: 21

Support

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: Volunteers 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

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