Volunteer Drivers - Weston Wheels - (own vehicle required)

Weston and District Community Transport Group Ltd

Name: Volunteer Drivers - Weston Wheels - (own vehicle required)
Organisation: Weston and District Community Transport Group Ltd
Location: Unit 3a, Westland Distribution Park, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 9AD
Type: Part Time
Car drivers are required most days of the week including occasional week-ends.


We are looking for people to drive patients to hospital appointments at hospital outside of Weston, these patients have no other means of transport and have often had to cancel important appointments due to lack of transport.

Weston Wheels drivers use their own vehicles and agree to pick up the patients from their homes and take them to their appointments, they then wait for up to 2 hours and bring them home. The cost of the journey is pre-determined, based on 45p per mile, and is paid in cash to the driver on the day. There are no additional costs and no need for any change to the normal car insurance. There is no defined commitment you do whatever you can whenever you can, the need is always growing so any help is good news.

All volunteers will be asked to submit to a DBS check

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Organisation Description

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.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Driving

Skills and Qualifications


What we are looking for are good drivers with clean driving licences and a caring nature.


The satisfaction of knowing that you have enabled those less fortunate , disabled and vulnerable, to have an active role in society and to be able to attend appointments with their medical practitioners and hospitals.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 50
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Not at present
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Interview, References