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Would you like to join our friendly team?

You can give as much or as little time as you choose
At whatever time of day suits you best
We are always looking for the following...

Minibus drivers

  • We provide volunteer drivers for any of the local groups hiring our buses that don't have a driver of their own
  • We provide full MiDAS driver training locally
  • Drives can be from as little as an hour to a full day trip - you choose
  • It could be to collect members from a local luncheon club, a trip out to the theatre, a museum or historic building, or a run into the Dales - you choose
  • The passengers vary as widely as the destinations but, whoever you drive for, you will always be appreciated

Minibus escorts

  • As well as drivers we provide passenger escorts for some of our journeys
  • This involves seeing passengers safely on and off the bus, helping with seatbelts and on certain trips, helping carry shopping
  • These trips take place between 9:00am and 5:00pm and range from 1 hour to 3 or 4 hours
  • You choose which trips suit you and how often you would like to help
  • Appropriate training will be given locally

Car Drivers

  • We provide lifts for residents in the Ilkley and Addingham area, primarily for medical appointments
  • Volunteers use their own cars and can claim expenses for mileage at a pre-agreed rate
  • When we receive a request for a lift we will ring round our pool of volunteers to see who is available -you choose if it is convenient for you
  • Drivers will usually be asked to wait or return to take the passenger home again after the appointment, round trips can take as little as 10-15 minutes through to an hour or so

Office Administration

We share an office with Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action (KIVCA). We have a transport co-ordinator to oversee the group’s activities but help is always needed with the everyday office tasks. These include:

  • Taking bookings and lift requests
  • Ringing round for drivers/escorts
  • Helping with accounts
  • Handling correspondence
  • Handling general telephone enquiries

The KIVCA office is open to the public Monday - Thursday 10-12 and 2-4 Friday 10-12, but the office volunteer time is flexible - tell us when you can be available and we will see what we can do.

If you want to volunteer or you would like some more information please get in touch with Ian Padley or just call into our office for a chat next time you are passing.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 16:14