Volunteer Driver (Mini Bus)

  • VO31002


Description

Drivers are asked to transport members of the community who are unable to travel by public transport, or need to be at destinations not covered by public transport. The driver will drive the group’s wheelchair accessible minibus and work with an appointed escort. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. We also transport for care homes, school activities and for other members of the public that are included in LDVG work.
Volunteers need to be between 25-70 years old with a clean, current driving licence.

We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to help the elderly, housebound, disabled and isolated members of the community. We operate within the Larkhall and surrounding area, providing transport, a morning call line, lunch groups and a weekly support group. At this time, we are involved in a pilot project for a handyperson service.

Availability

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Hours can vary dependent on needs of the organisation.

Restrictions

Disclosure Check & References will be required.
Experience required: Preferably would have experience driving larger vehicles, must have a current driving licence, with no more than 8 penalty points. (Drivers with points will be considered on a case by case basis). Must also be patient and understanding with good with people.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE The minibus is based in Larkhall. Trips are generally within the ML9 area, but travel further on occasion.
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid. Mileage rate is 45p per mile for using own vehicle to/from picking up minibus.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.