Taxi Buddy

  • VO78553


As a volunteer taxi buddy we require you to collect and escort children to and from school / home to Sunflower Garden, enabling vulnerable children to access the therapeutic support that otherwise they would be unable to access. The purpose of taxi buddies is to ensure that the children are safe, secure and relaxed on the way to and from the project, as well as connecting them with their carers at the end of each session.

Organisation aims and objectives

Simpson House offers various services working with children, families and individuals affected by drug use. Simpson House Drugs Counselling Service provides drugs counselling to people using drugs or affected by drugs. Counsellors also see clients at HMP Edinburgh. The counselling service is accrediated by the Brithish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Sunflower Garden works with children within the city of Edinburgh who are affected by drug or alcohol misuse in their families. The service is child friendly and child focussed in its work, providing a range of therapeutic services to children aged from 5 to 14 years old. The project aims to build resilience in children through improving self esteem, increasing confidence, and helping children to find ways of coping with their situations through expressing and managing their worries, feelings and fears.










Friday afternoons between 1pm and 4.30pm during term time. Minimum commitment 6 months post training and induction.


Experience required: The applicant will be expected to work with children and parents from drug & alcohol using families. Applicants should have good communication and listening skills, be able to relate well to children and be patient.
Travel details: Sunflower Garden is based at: Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NS. All escorting of children who access our project is done using a local taxi firm therefore; we would not expect you to provide personal transport for the children. On all other occasions we expect volunteers to be able to make their own way to Sunflower Garden by accessing public transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We would reimburse the cost of bus travel to and from the volunteering location. Reimbursed on a monthly basis.
Training details: Successful applicants will complete Mandatory training and Induction before commencing.

Last updated 22 days ago

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