How to get involved

- Helping those who once helped us -


Overview

We are a small charity operating one 12-seater minibus, providing trips for elderly and disadvantaged people who cannot access public transport in the Gosforth & Jesmond areas of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

We have a committee of 5 and a team of volunteer drivers and escorts.

Drivers

To become one of our volunteer drivers, you should be aged 25 - 69 and hold a driving licence with a D1 catagory. All drivers are given an initial supervised run to familiarise themselves with the minibus and for assessment of ability to safely drive the minibus.

Your Commitment

As little or as much as you want to give

Our trips are either morning or afternoon although some groups do book the bus for the whole day.

Most drivers & escorts do a regular trip once or twice a month but we also need people who don't want a regular commitment but are willing to cover when people are on holiday or ill, if they are available.

A monthly e-mail to all drivers and escorts just before the start of each month confirms trips.

Contact Francis Mogg if you would like to get involved and want more information.

Passenger Escorts

Many of our trips such as library and shopping trips include a passenger escort to ensure safety and provide assistance to passengers as they enter and leave the minibus.