Driver

  • VO42861


Description

An opportunity to help your fellow Berwickshire residents, who might be elderly or disabled, improve their lives by driving them in specially adapted vehicles to health appointments, shopping or social opportunities in the local area.

Berwickshire Wheels is an important service in our community. It fits both the people using the service and those providing it.
If you enjoy driving and socialising and want to be a part of something positive, please contact us to join our team.

All drivers must have a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check done, this is done online via Zoom now, and we cover the cost.

Organisation aims and objectives

Local Community Transport

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

No minimum commitment

Restrictions

A reasonable level of fitness to be able to assist passengers with mobility problems and an understanding of elderly people’s difficulties.
Experience required: Drivers must be over 25 for insurance purposes.
Travel details: We have 6 vehicles, 4 based in Duns, 1 in Coldstream and 1 in Ayton, of the 4 based in Duns, there is 2 wheelchair accessible minibuses, I electric vehicle and a 5-seater vehicle. Ayton has a 16-seater minibus and Coldstream has a 6-seater wheelchair accessible car. We are also happy for you to drive your own car, where you would receive expenses at 45p per mile.
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay 45p per mile for travel from home and return to collect vehicles.
Training details: Induction, ongoing training will include background information about Berwickshire Wheels, the use of vehicles and equipment, routes covered and knowledge of service users. Daily support is provided by the Project Development Officer.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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.