Host Organisation: Overwater Wheelyboat Services

Overwater Wheelyboat Services provides specially designed boat trips for adults and children with disabilities. We have recently secured a Wheelybus specially adapted minibus to transport guests to the marina to embark the Wheelyboat. We are looking for volunteers to drive this new vehicle as well as support guests on and off the bus to access our wheelyboat service.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Community Development, Community Transport Services, Families, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities
Type of Activity: Befriending, Support / Care Work
Location: Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and motivated Driver volunteers to support guests to access the vehicle safely and transport them to the Audlem Marina for the Wheelyboat service. Training and support on how to use ramps and lifts will be provided for volunteers and any necessary safety equipment. Volunteer Drivers must be aged 25+ (due to insurance reasons) and have a valid, clean driver’s licence.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Volunteer Drivers must be aged 25+ (due to insurance reasons) and have a valid, clean driver’s licence. They must be welcoming, good communicators and reliable.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Full training and induction will be provided to all volunteers and ongoing support.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Training and support on how to use ramps and lifts will be provided for volunteers and any necessary safety equipment.