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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Travel Service - Volunteer Drivers

Enjoy driving? Want experience in a Criminal Justice setting? Or perhaps you already have some experience and want to contribute in another way… Sacro’s Travel Service in Edinburgh is recruiting for more volunteer drivers.

The Travel Service aims to provide a regular transport service to many of Scotland’s prisons and the State Hospital at Carstairs. The service is part of Sacro’s Throughcare Service enabling prisoners to maintain important contact with their families and friends which research has shown helps to reduce reoffending. We pick up our registered passengers from their home address and take them to their arranged visit before returning them home again completely free of charge.

Sacro’s work could not be successfully conducted without the dedication and skill of its volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would ask you to be able to commit to volunteering for at least a year and be regularly available. We reimburse our volunteer drivers for their mileage at a rate of 50p per mile.

Experience required

Drivers should be friendly, non-judgemental and respectful of confidentiality, assertive, punctual and organised. It is desirable for the volunteer to have experience of driving in the central belt but this is not essential – we pick up passengers from throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians with onward visits to most prison estates in the central belt as well as the State Hospital.

Travel details


Travel expenses

We reimburse mileage at 50p per mile.

Training details

Training would be discussed and arranged on appointment.


To be discussed with the Travel Service Coordinator.


Minimum age: 21
Applicants must have their own car, a full, clean driver’s license and full insurance. They should also ensure that their car has a current MOT and is regularly serviced. Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) would be required.

Frequency & commitment
Flexible - we just ask that you commit to the role for at least a year and be regularly available.

Volunteers (aged 21-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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