Address Panel: Lutterworth Volunteer Centre, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4DY. Telephone number 01455 555570

 

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Lutterworth Community Transport always welcomes applications to become a registered driver with our team. There are a number of different ways in which you can be a part of our team. Please select from the options below for the one which is of most interest to you:

  • Driving your own Car
  • Community Bus Driving
  • Wheelchair Accessible Car
  • Driving for your own Organisation

Lutterworth Community Transport - Driving your own Car

We have a continuing need for volunteer drivers. Several options are available for willing volunteers who are prepared to offer the services of themselves and their own vehicle.

There are several criteria for becoming a volunteer driver, as follow:

  1. Photograph: Modern saloon car.The first, and most obvious, is that you should have a suitable vehicle which, ideally, will have reasonably easy access for passengers who may be infirm or have limited mobility. Generally, this would rule out high sided 4x4 vehicles and, similarly, low slung vehicles such as sports cars.

  2. Your vehicle must be in a good state of repair and fully comply with Department of Transport requirements, e.g. have a current MoT Certificate, fully comprehensive insurance and be taxed.

  3. You must have the expressed written permission of your insurance company to confirm that volunteer driving would be covered in the event of an accident, including liability insurance. This is normally not a problem with insurance companies.

  4. Photograph: Rusty old car.As, potentially, you may be dealing with vulnerable adults or even children, the law, common sense, and our rules, require that you have a Criminal Records Bureau check. This is an easy procedure and will be free of charge to you. Unfortunately, even if you currently hold a CRB certificate, this will not be valid for the duties which you will be undertaking and a further check will be necessary. A previous conviction for a minor offence will not necessarily exclude you as a volunteer driver.

From your viewpoint, you can expect to get reasonable reimbursement for your costs and, for most people, there will be no cost associated with driving as a volunteer. From leaving home to returning, you will received a standard mileage rate irrespective or your vehicle, fuel consumption, or type of fuel. The rates are set by Revenue & Customs. At 1st May, 2012, this is 40.6p per mile.

You may then be offered regular 'runs' or you can accept casual trips as and when they arise.

At no time are you under any obligation whatsoever to accept any particular passenger or job.

If you would life more information or would like to apply to join our team of drivers, you may telephone 01455 555571 or email admin.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk.

 

 

Lutterworth Community Transport - Driving the Community Buses

We have a continuing need for volunteer drivers. Several options are available for willing volunteers who are prepared to offer the services of themselves to drive one of our fleet of minibuses:

There are several criteria for becoming a volunteer driver, as follow:

  1. Photograph: Renault Traffic Bus.

    You must hold a valid driving licence with Category D1 included. Many recent driving licences do not include this category. If you do not possess D1, them please telephone our office to discuss this and how you may acquire the appropriate qualification.

  2. As, potentially, you may be dealing with vulnerable adults or even children, the law, common sense, and our rules, require that you have a Criminal Records Bureau check. This is an easy procedure and will be free of charge to you. Unfortunately, even if you currently hold a CRB certificate, this will not be valid for the duties which you will be undertaking and a further check will be necessary. A previous conviction for a minor offence will not necessarily exclude you as a volunteer driver.

  3. We require you to undergo a vehicle familiarisation with one of our senior drivers to ensure that you understand the vehicles you may be asked to drive. This will also familiarise you with the formalities necessary when driving one of these vehicles. Following this, you may request further vehicle time - either accompanied or alone - if you feel that this would assist you. Alternatively, you may request that your first few 'jobs' be with an experienced driver.

If you would like further information or to apply to become a driver, please telephone 01455 555571 or email admin.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk.

Lutterworth Community Transport - Driving our Wheelchair Accessible Car

We have a continuing need for volunteer drivers. Several options are available for willing volunteers who are prepared to offer the services of themselves to drive one of our fleet of minibuses:

There are several criteria for becoming a volunteer driver, as follow:

  1. Photograph: Wheelchair Accessible Car.

    You must hold a valid driving licence. The Wheelchair Accessible Car can be driven on a standard driving licence.

  2. As you will be handling wheelchair bound passengers, you should expect a little amount of physical activity will be involved and, therefore, you must be physically fit enough to undertake this.

  3. As, potentially, you may be dealing with vulnerable adults or even children, the law, common sense, and our rules, require that you have a Criminal Records Bureau check. This is an easy procedure and will be free of charge to you. Unfortunately, even if you currently hold a CRB certificate, this will not be valid for the duties which you will be undertaking and a further check will be necessary. A previous conviction for a minor offence will not necessarily exclude you as a volunteer driver.

  4. We require you to undergo a vehicle familiarisation with one of our senior drivers to ensure that you understand the vehicles you may be asked to drive. This will also familiarise you with the formalities necessary when driving one of these vehicles. Following this, you may request further vehicle time - either accompanied or alone - if you feel that this would assist you. Alternatively, you may request that your first few 'jobs' be with an experienced driver.

If you would like further information or to apply to become a driver, please telephone 01455 555571 or email admin.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk.

You may telephone 01455 555571 or email admin.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk concerning becoming a registered driver for the Volunteer Centre's Wheelchair Accessible Car.

Lutterworth Community Transport - Driving the Community Buses

Vehicles from our fleet of minibuses and our wheelchair accessible car may be may available for hire to approved organisations and persons, subject to the following:

All drivers must undergo the same approval procedures as our own internal drivers as follow:

  1. Photograph: Renault Traffic Bus.

    Hold a valid driving licence with Category D1 included. Many recent driving licences do not include this category. If you do not possess D1, them please telephone our office to discuss this and how you may acquire the appropriate qualification.

  2. If you will be dealing with vulnerable adults or even children, you should have a Criminal Records Bureau check. This is entirely the responsibility of your organisation to arrange this and to meet the cost and Lutterworth Community Transport cannot accept any liability if you or your organisation fail to ensure that proper security is in place for vulnerable adults or children.

  3. We require you to undergo a vehicle familiarisation with one of our senior drivers to ensure that you understand the vehicles you may be asked to drive. This will also familiarise you with the formalities necessary when driving one of these vehicles. Following this, you may request further vehicle time - either accompanied or alone - if you feel that this would assist you. We reserve the right to charge for further familiarisation time.

We reserve the right - without providing reasons - to decline any organisation or driver where we feel that our vehicles or passengers may be at risk of abuse or injury/damage.

If you would like further information or to apply to become a driver, please telephone 01455 555571 or email admin.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

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