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Driving Escort Taxi Service Volunteer

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Introduction to the Role

Transport is one of the biggest problems faced by visually impaired people. Using your own car, you would be helping our clients to access a range of places that may be difficult for them to get to. This could be a trip to the shops, visiting a friend, attending a hospital or other appointment, or coming to our centre. You will act as an escort and a guide for the client as required. Some people may only need to be taken somewhere and then picked up afterwards, but some may require assistance.

We also require drivers to help with trips, where our clients need transport to an event, generally this would be driving our mini bus.

You will be working under the direction of the staff member responsible for the service.

Where the role is based:

Usually around Sheffield or on a few occasions could be further afield.

Time Involved:

Variable, always to suit the time you have available.

Skills required:

We ask that you are a caring person who enjoys meeting and talking to people. A valid driving license is required and if you are using your own vehicle we will require confirmation from your insurance company that you have advised them of your role with us and that your passengers are fully covered by your insurance. Some visually impaired people have guide dogs, so you should be willing to accommodate them in your car.

Register your interest via our online enquiry form

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