Driver For 12 Seater Minibus

We are looking for people aged 25 - 69 to drive our 12 seater minibus for either a morning or afternoon once or twice a month. All drivers must have a clean licence and have a D1 qualification on their licence to comply with the terms of the insurance for the minibus.

We are a small independent charity that has existed for 30 years, initially set up to provide trips to local libraries for elderly and / or disable people in Gosforth and surrounding area. We still do this but also run shopping trips to local supermarkets and community groups can hire the minibus for half or full day trips to places of interest.

Some drivers do a regular trip each month, others just cover trips when people are on holiday if they are available. We sometimes have one off bookings from local organsations and an e mail request is sent to all drivers who respond if they can help.

The people who use the services we provide very much appreciate getting out and about. Our current team of drivers have been with us for 6-8 years, some longer they are getting older and we need to find more.


  • Clean driving licence with a D1 qualification essential
  • Enjoy driving
  • Experience of driving a minibus helpful but not essential
  • An understanding of the needs of elderly or disabled people


  • Age restrictions
    25 – 69
  • Ongoing support
    An escort is provided for trips with multiply pick ups.
  • Volunteer induction
    Test drive in the minibus with our chairman. Instruction on how to use the tail lift to allow passengers who can’t use side step to access the bus. If passengers are in a wheel chair, they have to transfer to a seat so drivers are not required to fix wheel chairs, just fold and stow them safely.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/01/2023

End Date: 01/01/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No


Gosforth & Jesmond Community Minibus,
1 Otterburn Terrace,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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