in Becoming a Handybus Volunteer Driver?
- All it takes is as little as ½ day each month
Handybus is mainly used mornings and afternoons from Monday to Friday and
occasional use evenings and weekends. We provide a pickup service from the
door to shops or other destinations where people are unable to use public
transport. We also cater for wheelchair users.
Driver training is quite thorough but friendly where the
emphasis is on ‘safe
driving’.This is usually run by the Handybus organiser. The Handybus
is easy to drive but most car drivers need to get accustomed to its extra
covers passenger care and the loading and securing of wheelchairs. When
drivers are put through a (free) safe driving assessment – this is
quite unlike a driving test where constructive feedback is given and a
chance to repeat.
We have no history of ‘failures’.
Sadly we live in times where this type of service requires
our drivers to be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). There is
no cost to you.