Becoming a Volunteer Driver
Getabout always welcomes applications from people interested in becoming a volunteer driver for the project.
Volunteers must have a driving licence, at least 3 years driving experience, a confident attitude to driving and be willing and able to use their own car for the scheme. Personal qualities required include a calm, sensitive and understanding manner when dealing with clients and their family or carers, and an ability to deal with situations, possibly emergencies, which may occur whilst transporting clients.
Drivers are responsible for the comfort and safety of the client throughout their journey, and for maintaining client confidentiality at all times. They are required to comply with all relevant policies and procedures, and to report any accidents, incidents or concerns to the Getabout Co-ordinator.
If you want to become a volunteer driver you will need to fill in an application form, provide 2 references and undergo a DBS check. You will be asked to take part in a 3 hour induction programme and will be offered ongoing training and support.
Volunteers are paid expenses of 45p per mile for any journeys carried out for the scheme.
We are looking to recruit volunteers from across Northumberland. However we currently have a particular need for volunteers from the Alnwick and Berwick areas.
If you would like to volunteer as a driver for Getabout, or register as a user of the service, please contact Catherine at Adapt on Tel: 03333 441740 or CatherineW@adapt-tynedale.org.uk