Volunteer Driver

  • VO40194


Description

We need local volunteer drivers for our vehicles, to help the elderly and disabled get out and about. It might be a shopping trip, visit to family and friends, outings, transport to clubs/meetings, hospital visits and any other long or short journeys as required.

We give all our drivers MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training which is recognised throughout the UK as the standard course for volunteer drivers involved in community transport. Training includes loading and strapping in of wheelchairs.

Travel expenses are paid at 40p per mile.

Organisation aims and objectives

Teviot Wheels is a community transport service for people with mobility difficulties living in the Roxburgh area of the Scottish Borders and community groups in this area. We have three wheelchair-accessible vehicles based locally in Hawick, Jedburgh and Kelso and are part of The Bridge Community Transport Initiative.

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We do have regular journeys but drivers are not committed to regular trips or hours. You can choose what days/what hours suit you.

Restrictions

Experience required: Clean driving licence and aged between 25 and 70. Drivers must complete a familiarisation test for the vehicles, be happy and outgoing, willing to help with the movement of wheelchairs on and off the vehicles.
Travel details: Teviot Wheels has 4 vehicles, one each based at locations in Jedburgh and Kelso, 2 (including a 15 seater minibus) are based in Hawick. Travel is undertaken throughout the Borders and could be further afield.
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel cost to pick up vehicle at Teviot Wheels location - 40p per mile
Training details: Full training on the vehicle including a short driving trip to familiarise the volunteer with the vehicle. Training includes loading and strapping in of wheelchairs.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 days 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.