Volunteer drivers are wanted in the Berwick area

Northumberland transport access scheme Getabout is looking to recruit more volunteer drivers to help meet growing need in the Berwick area.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017, 09:12
Community Action Northumberland is seeking volunteer drivers in Berwick.

Run by Adapt (North East) with support from Community Action Northumberland and funded by Northumberland County Council, Getabout is a free service for people having difficulty getting out and about.

The service offers information and advice to help people access existing community transport schemes and public transport services, but can also provide a volunteer driver who will drive their own car to transport people to essential services such as health appointments.

Getabout volunteers are paid 45p per mile for taking people in their car to a pre-booked destination and will receive appropriate training.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to drive for other local schemes.

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Volunteers must have a driving licence, at least three years driving experience, a confident attitude to driving and be willing and able to use their own car for the scheme.

Drivers are responsible for the comfort and safety of the client throughout their journey, and for maintaining client confidentiality at all times

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact info@ca-north.org.uk or call Catherine at Adapt (North East) on 03333 441740.