|Organisation:||Weston and District Community Transport Group Ltd|
|Location:||Westland Distribution Park, Unit 3A, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 9AD|
Volunteer needs to be available from 9:30 - 12:30 Monday to Friday
Weston Wheels is a volunteer car driving scheme operating under the auspices of Weston and District Community Transport.
The role involves:
- Answering the telephone to patients who require transport to hospitals outside of Weston-super-Mare.
- Completing a booking form online.
- Entering the details in a diary
- Contacting the volunteer drivers to allocate the journeys.
- Updating the manual index card system
Weston and District Community Transport is a Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, it has been established over ten years and incorporates Dial 'a' Ride provision. The aim of the charity is to provide transport solutions for the elderly, disabled and/or disadvantaged in the Weston-super-Mare area. All the vehicles are wheelchair accesible.
Dial 'a' Ride is a membership scheme (currently £11.00 per year) providing concessionary 'local' travel and day trips for members, with discounts for holders of local authority travel cards.
We also provide transport, with or without a driver, for various local clubs and society's.
WDCT runs 'Weston wheels' which is a hospital car service co-ordinated by volunteers. This service provides transport to and from the Bristol hospitals on a cost recovery, not for proft basis (currently 45 pence per mile).
We are a MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training provider (prices on application).
Member of the Community Transport Association UK.
Good telephone manner
Patience and understanding