Volunteer Driver

  • VO61999


Description

To drive HcL vehicles as agreed with opportunities available across our different services including our Dial- A -Bus, Dial- A -Ride and our group transport. We provide supported door-through-door transport for people with mobility challenges – either from age, disability, health issues or additional support needs. Our drivers not only collect passengers from their front door but help passengers from inside their home and onto the bus. This can include helping them put their coat on, turning the key to lock their home and assisting them from their home to the vehicle and safely into a seat and fastening their seatbelt.

Organisation aims and objectives

Charity providing transport for disabled and elderly.

Availability

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4 hours per week (half day)

Restrictions

D1 required for driving our vehicles.
Experience required: Candidates must be over 21 years of age and hold a clean, full driving licence with a minimum of 2 years’ driving experience. · An ability to relate to older people and/or people living with a disability is necessary. Previous experience working with older and/or disabled people is preferred but not essential. · Good communication skills are essential. · Candidates must be contactable by phone.
Travel details: Our services cover East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh from our base at 24/3a Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, EH20 9HX Free car park and bus stop nearby for buses 37 and 140
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out-of-pocket expenses with be paid.
Training details: The volunteer will be given an induction, will complete a driving assessment and a variety of excellent training opportunities including: MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training; First Aid; Manual Handling; Disability Awareness.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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