When We Need You
From 10/06/2009 onwards
Fife Boomerang offers a programme of activities to people with mental health issues. The aim is to encourage socialisation and reduce isolation and boredom. The driver is required to pick up members from main bus stations in Leven, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline and take them to wherever that day's trip is going. A volunteer will accompany the group and the driver. Drivers must be over the age of 25 or hold a licence that allows them to drive a 16 seater minibus.
About Fife Boomerang Association
To provide a service to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. We aim to reduce boredom and isolation and increase confidence by providing day trips to various places of interest.
Skills & Experience
Careful driver with Category D on licence. A friendly, caring personality.
The bus is kept at a location in Leven although Boomerang is based in Glenrothes. The driver would be expected to collect the bus from there. Fuel allowance of 34p per mile is paid for any use of volunteer's own vehicle. There is also a lunch allowance of £5 and free entry to any location, if applicable.
Insurance cover for drivers.
Informal Chat, Police Check
Training and Induction Details
Would be given information on the organisation - how it works etc. Also accompanied by existing driver on first few outings if necessary and given any other support the volunteer may need.
Driving / escorting
Public transport rates and mileage rates at 34p per mile.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
One or two days monthly - approximately 6-8 hours per day.
Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Exit Community Centre
Contact: Linda Falconer
Tel: 01592 775650