When We Need You
From 01/03/2010 onwards
We need a flexible person to drive the minibus for us when we are out on trips and activities with groups of anything from 5 - 14 people. We can't give regular days or times as our activities are so varied but on average we go out twice a month in better weather. Activities include visits to castles, gardens, theatre, shopping, activities such as golf, walking, beach cleans, or to our other projects in Stranraer or Dumfries to events happening there. A couple of times a year we go further afiled to maybe Glasgow or Edinburgh depending on what the group wants. An interest in mental health problems would be good but not necessary.
About Support In Mind - Castle Douglas
We work to improve the quality of those affected by schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, including the families and carers involved. We achieve our aims through campaigning, education and provision of practical help, support and advice. We believe everyone has the right to live as full a life as possible, that people are entitled to quality support of their choice and that everyones experience counts.
Skills & Experience
Safe minibus driver with good people skills
We are based in Castle Douglas but use minibuses depending on availibility in Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie or Castle Douglas and travel is usually within Dumfries and Galloway with a few trips further afield.
Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Person will be shown all relevant policies and procedures Volunteer is encourage to use relevant training we run Support: Regular monthly supervision or more frequent as req'd
Driving / escorting
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
71 High Street
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway