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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

LCTS provides wheelchair accessible transport to voluntary and community groups throughout Midlothian. The groups range from the toddlers to the elderly/infirm. There is also a wide variety in the driving, from local door to door day care to day trips to the Borders, Fife, etc. all minibus users provide an escort and there is generally a very easy going atmosphere on the bus. For many of the users, the minibus provides the only opportunity for them to get out and about, so they tend to be all the more grateful for the volunteer driver.

Experience required

Drivers need to have MIDAS training and are required to be 21 or over and hold a licence for a minimum of two years to be eligible for this.
Volunteers must enjoy working with a variety of people particularly elderley and vulnerable.

Travel expenses

Bus fares
Car - 45p a mile
up to £5 a day for meal (after 4 hours volunteering)

Training details

MiDAS (Minibus Driving Awareness Scheme) Training will be provided to the volunteer. They will receive a four year certificate for this. As part of their induction the volunteer will have a minimum of two half days 'buddy run' with one of our experienced drivers and user groups.


Minimum age: 21
Full UK driving licence (D1 Entitlement) 2 years, Disclosure Scotland (PVG) application must be completed by each volunteer.


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