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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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Volunteer Driver

Gala Wheels provides affordable and accessible transport for the disadvantaged and/or rurally excluded sensory impaired and elderly residents of Central Borders. Volunteer drivers are available for any client subject to availability and make a big difference to some of our users who are lone pensioners with no family or friends to help them remain socially included.

We have three vehicles - an accessible 11 seater minibus and two smaller 5-6 seater vehicles specially adapted for wheelchair use. We take groups and individuals from throughout Central Borders for outings, for shopping, lunch clubs, the theatre, swimming, rugby, riding for the disabled, visiting friends and family, hospital appointments, GP appointments or whatever they need.

Volunteers can opt to drive the smaller 5/6 seater vehicles only, or all three vehicles including 11 seater minibus. You can drive as often as suits your circumstances.

Experience required

Clean driving licence

Travel details

Central Borders - Demand led.
Most are within the Borders but trips to N.England, Edinburgh, Falkirk are not unusual

Travel expenses

Yes. Private car mileage paid to collect Gala Wheels vehicles at Tesco Car Park. Paid monthly in arrears @ 45p per mile.

Training details

As a volunteer you would receive full training and are supported by dedicated staff here at The Bridge.


Minimum age: 25
Minimum age is 25 and maximum age 70 for insurance purposes.

Frequency & commitment
4 hours per week Long term preferred on an ad hoc basis 4 hours per week Long term preferred on an ad hoc basis