Volunteers will have the satisfaction of enabling a diverse range of community groups and also Tweeddale residents with a disability to access social and recreational activities, attend meetings and appointments etc. Volunteers can benefit themselves from the outings and may choose to get further involved with groups for whom they drive. Drivers also benefit from MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training which is recognised throughout the UK as the standard course for volunteer drivers involved in community transport.
To provide accessible transport for community groups, organisations and individuals, including those with mobility difficulties. The project has a minibus adapted to take up to 3 passengers with wheelchairs and a smaller vehicle which can carry two people in wheelchairs plus 4 passengers.
Experience required: Clean driving licence. MIDAS minibus test - arranged by project previously for volunteers who have not undertaken this training. Patience, flexibility, enjoy being with people.
Travel details: Throughout Tweeddale, with trips further afield from time to time. Tweeddale Community Transport is administered iin Peebles where the vehicles are based.
Minimum age: 25
Expenses details: Claim form completed by volunteers. Mileage @40p plus out of pocket expenses.
Training details: MIDAS training course and refresher courses. Including info. about the project. Tweed wheels familiarisation test. Informal feedback/support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet