When We Need You
From 13/08/2004 onwards
There are community owned and operated vehicles dispersed throughout Dumfries and Galloway, mostly staffed entirely by volunteers. They provide transport, mostly to community groups, where public transport is inadequate or non-existent. The provision of such transport, usually accessible to the disabled, is often the only means by which disadvantaged groups can take trips and excursions from their own immediate environment. Passenger assistants are needed to provide supervision and care for passengers with special needs.
About Accessible Transport Forum
We are an umbrella organisation which does not itself use volunteers but assist subscriber community transport groups to obtain volunteers
Skills & Experience
Ability to dedicate patience to the care of young, old and disabled
Throughout Dumfries and Galloway - Out of pocket expenses of all kinds will be met.
Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check
Training and Induction Details
There is a formal PATS (nationally recognmised) course. Support will be provided by the (geographically) appropriate CT group
Driving / escorting
Reimbursement either by trip or by month, depending on group.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311