Mental Health charity, Waddington Street Centre - www.waddingtoncentre.co.uk - are looking for volunteers to drive their 17 seater mini bus. The mini bus is used on a regular basis throughout the week to transport service users, Waddy members, to a variety of venues including sports facilities, theatre and museum visits and on days trips. Most of the journeys are within the local area, fewer are out to places across north east England
Driving a 17 seat mini bus. The driver will be accompanied by a member of support staff.
Previous experience of driving a mini bus essential.
Clean driving licence.
Category D1 driving licence entitlement.
From and returning to Waddington Street Centre. Durham.
Weekly availability desirable
Travel expenses to and from the Centre
Providing a sense of purpose
Making a positive difference to people lives
use existing skills to benefit vulnerable people within the local community
Be part of a team
Waddington Street Centre is a 42 year young charity that supports adults who are recovering from a variety of mental health problems. We believe that involving members in meaningful and stimulating group activities helps people to have a better quality of life because they feel connected, have greater meaning and purpose and are less socially isolated. A huge part of what we do happens out in the community, we need transport to get people out and about. Many of the people we support would be unable to travel to unfamiliar places without this support.
Having a mini bus is integral to the life of the centre and those who use its services.