Our Driver volunteers are integral in making our projects work! As many of our young people would be unable to get to a central meeting point, we go and pick them all up from their houses at the start of the project and drop them off again at the end. Our drivers have the important responsibility of safely driving the minibus but they also offer an important presence to the children. As the children are not with them 24/7 (unlike their group leaders!), the drivers are often seen as an authority figure who can offer an air of calm organisation on the activity days.
We also go out to activities in the minibus each day and unsurprisingly, when asked to draw a picture to summarise their week at Free to Be, many of the children have the minibus as a key feature! It’s where a lot of the important chats, silly games and loud singing happens and can really be the heart of the project.
We pay for all of our drivers to do their MiDAS training to make sure that they are completely comfortable driving the minibus before they come on project.
You will also gain full training in working with children and safeguarding. You’ll gain confidence, make a huge difference to the lives of these children and meet some incredible other like-minded volunteers.
We are looking for kind, empathetic and energetic individuals to help us on our projects.
All we ask is for you to have an open heart and a willingness to go on adventures with some amazing young people, at a minimum of 1 week per year.
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