Volunteer Drivers (private car and minibus)

Transport around the New Forest is difficult, especially in the evenings and particularly if you have a learning disability. We have a vibrant social club in New Milton on Tuesday evenings for adults with learning disabilities but unfortunately some people who would like to attend cannot do so as there is no public transport available and the cost of private transport is too much for a limited budget.

However, our volunteer drivers make it possible for some of the most socially isolated people with learning disabilities to access an evening of social time where they can make and maintain friendships and reduce their isolation. Our drivers either use their own private vehicle (mileage allowance is paid) or volunteer to drive a minibus hired for this purpose.

All you require is to be 18+, have a Midas certificate if you are willing to drive the minibus (funded training is available) and be available as often as possible on a Tuesday evening to collect people from within a 10-12 mile radius of the New Milton Club between 6.15 and 6.45 and to deliver home again, leaving around 9. You don\'t need to commit to do both journeys each week, we have drivers who pick up only and drivers who drop off only.

By offering at little as one hour a week you could transport our members and enable them to join in with the kind of social opportunity that we all need, but which, for people with a learning disability, raises yet another barrier to overcome before they can just get involved.

Skills

Willingness to be part of a team


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18 with full driving license
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    If using private car need appropriate insurance - will discuss at interview
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/03/2016

End Date: 26/09/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No Yes No No No No No

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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