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Volunteer Vacancy

Minibus Assistant – covering North West Glasgow

Background of the role

Each week we transport around 40 young people to Scouts using a fleet of minibuses. We pick up and drop back off young people across the city of Glasgow.

The drivers and organisation of the minibus is all organised centrally, but we require an additional adult volunteer to be the ‘escort’ – an assistant in the bus to support the young people if they need any help during the journey and to make sure the young people get on and off the bus safely. 

Once the young people are at their hall for the evening’s programme you are free to join the other transport assistants for a cuppa until the bus back or you can get involved in the programme yourself – whatever you feel more comfortable doing.

This is an interesting role that lets you get to know the young people really well and ensure every young person has the opportunity to access Scouting.

Details of the role

Days and times

We meet every Monday night (except for school holiday Mondays). This vacancy is to cover our Cub Scout section transport so meetings start at 6.30pm and finish at 8pm with approximately one hour of travel time before and after. You will be picked up and dropped back off at home if you live within the geographical area below.

Area this role covers

This vacancy is for the north west of Glasgow – focused around Yoker, Knightswood, Scotstoun and surrounding areas. If you live within this general area you would be picked up / dropped back off each night by the bus. If you don’t live in this area you can still carry out the role but we would need to find a suitable point within the area for the bus to meet you each week. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Skills and experience we're looking for

You don’t need any specific skills or past experience for this role. You should have an interest in supporting young people with disabilities and a caring and approachable manner. We will provide full induction and ongoing training and support.

Restrictions on volunteering for this role

You must be at least 18 years old for this particular role. To volunteer with us you must be willing to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Disclosure) scheme and complete our vetting process and child protection, first aid and safety training (all provided free of charge).

Training and support provided

If you apply for this role one of our volunteers will arrange to meet with you to chat through the role in full and answer any questions you have. You’ll then come along and join us for one week to see what it’s like, and if you decide to join us we’ll then complete the necessary paperwork.

Initially you’ll complete a series of flexible training modules covering background to Scouting, safety first aid and safeguarding.

Ongoing training and support is provided throughout your time with us.

Any questions?

If you have any questions at all please get in touch with us using the contact form above or email hello@glasgowdisabledscouts.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

If you think this role is right for you, you can just complete the information form below and one of our volunteers will get in touch with you.

Get in touch with us about this vacancy

If you are interested in this vacancy please fill in the form below and one of our volunteers will get back to you to discuss it.

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