Volunteer Community Bus Drivers and Helpers assist Council to provide a popular and well-utilised bus service for older residents. Volunteers drive the Council's Community Bus, taking passengers to the libraries, local shopping centres and on social outings. Helpers assist elderly passengers with shopping, boarding and disembarking and just 'having a chat'.
About the Role
- Ensuring that passengers are picked up and delivered to their destinations in a safe, comfortable and friendly manner, and assist passengers to get on and off the bus
- When needed, assisting passengers with their personal belongings or shopping
- On a daily basis, recording the number of passengers carried and the kilometres travelled, and any mechanical problems or accidents on the relevant sheets provided
- Occasionally distributing information on Council services and special events to bus passengers
Bus Drivers are required to have a LR or above Class Licence and yearly certificate of fitness to drive in lieu of driver accreditation.
When and Where
The Community Bus leaves from the Mitcham Council Operations Depot. Volunteers are scheduled on a weekly or fortnightly basis by mutual agreement. Where possible volunteers will be scheduled on the same route on a regular basis. Volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of four hours per fortnight.