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Volunteer Minibus Driver

  • VO58898


Description

Do you agree that every person who has a learning disability should have the choice and control to live the life they choose?

Aberdeen ENABLE Branch are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to help drive their minibus allowing people with a Learning Disability to attend social events. Aberdeen Branch has been running social activities in the city for nearly 60 years and there are currently around fifty members of the 'Pop Club' which meets fortnightly.

The volunteer driver must meet specifications laid out by the DVLA for driving a minibus in the UK.

The specific tasks for the role are to follow a run sheet of pickups of ENABLE members in the Aberdeen area, assist escorts in ensuring that people board the bus safely, drive to social activity location, ensure that people disembark safely, repeat process on journey back home. In addition volunteers are expected to fuel minibus (paid for by the Branch) and fill in maintenance check list. Volunteers should also be prepared to store the minibus in a safe location.

Throughout the volunteering opportunity you will gain new skills and experience working with people who have a Learning Disabilities, their families and carers. You will also gain practical experience of driving a minibus for a specific group of people.

Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with Aberdeen Branch policy. Volunteers will be given an induction by the Branch Committee.

For more details please contact:
Jessie Gordon, Aberdeen Branch Secretary
Tel No: 01224 873936/ 07845463299

Organisation aims and objectives

ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities. We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services. We make sure that children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers are at the heart of everything that we do.

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The club meets fortnightly on a Friday night at the Rosemount Community Centre in Aberdeen (AB25 2NS) from 7.00 until 9.30

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers will come from a wide range of backgrounds and will have many different qualities and skills. Essential qualities for this role are an enthusiastic and positive attitude and being a team player.
Travel details: The club meets fortnightly on a Friday night at the Rosemount Community Centre in Aberdeen (AB25 2NS) from 7.00 until 9.30
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant and approved out of pocket expenses are re-imbursed e.g.: bus fares, car mileage etc.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If you are interested but would like to visit the Pop Club for a 'taster session' - this can be arranged. For more details please contact: Jessie Gordon, Aberdeen Branch Secretary Tel No: 01224 873936/ 07845463299
Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will be given an induction by the Branch Committee.
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