Minibus Drivers

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At Community Action Dacorum we have many opportunities for individuals to volunteer and help make a difference to people’s lives and improve their own health and wellbeing. By being a volunteer minibus driver you will be making a difference to people’s lives by providing opportunities for them to feel less isolated and lonely.

Minibus drivers will be supporting the following services:

  • Minibus hires for not-for-profit groups covering elderly, disability, faith-based and youth groups.  Groups hire our minibuses with a volunteer driver to either take members to a meeting place ie Day Centre or the enhance their activities eg WI to a garden centre or a Primary School to swimming lessons
  • Door2Store service for the elderly taking them to a local supermarket to shop for groceries and socialise
  • Day Trippers trips for the elderly to various locations including pub lunches, garden centres and theatre trips
  • Rural bus routes 207 & 212 are scheduled bus routes

To become a volunteer minibus driver you need to:

  • To be a caring individual who likes helping and chatting to others
  • Enjoy driving and meeting people
  • Aged 21 years and over and hold a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • Attend a minibus assessment course
  • Be prepared to do some light lifting eg lifting walking aids and undertake additional training such as using the tail lift
  • Can spare a few hours during the day
  • Have a DBS check

 Benefits of volunteering as a Minibus driver:

  • It is very rewarding. Our volunteers report that they enjoy meeting the clients who are all very appreciative of the service
  • It is flexible. You don’t have to commit to a set day or time you can choose what day of the week, how long and how frequently. We don’t mind you saying no to a job, because we value the times that you do say yes!
  • You receive reimbursement for your mileage expenses at £0.45 per mile
  • Free MiDAS minibus assessment and certification valid for 4 years

If you would like to take part and support your community, get in touch on 01442 212888 or