Description

LCTS provides wheelchair accessible minibus transport to voluntary and community groups throughout Midlothian. The groups range from toddlers to the elderly/infirm. There is also a wide variety in the driving; from local door to door day care to day trips to the Borders, Fife etc. All minibus users provide an escort and there is generally a very easy going atmosphere on the bus. For many of the users, the minubus provides the only opportunity for them to get out and about, so they tend to be all the more grateful for the volunteer driver.

Organisation aims and objectives

LCTS's primary aim is to deliver, promote and support high quality accessible passenger transport services in Midlothian, Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Availability

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Various hours throughout the day & evenings, 7 days a week. Hours can be arranged to suit the volunteers availability. Volunteers who can commit to a Monday and/or Thursday are particularly sought.

Restrictions

Full UK driving licence (D1 Entitlement) 2 years, Disclosure Scotland Application must be completed by each Volunteer
Experience required: Enjoy working with a variety of people particularly elderly and vulnerable.
Travel details: Drivers based at 6b Newmills Road, Dalkeith. Close to a bus route. Lothian buses 3, 39, 40, 48 & 49.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus fares; 45p/mile car; up to £5.00/day meal (after 4 hours)
Training details: Full day classroom theory session; 1.5 hours driving assessment; minimum 2 x half days accompanied drive with wheelchair passenger groups.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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