Volunteer Passenger Assistant

This role involves collecting residents from 9.00am and bring them to Abbeyfield Bingley then collect them from Abbeyfield Bingley at 3.00pm and return them to their homes.  For day trips (e.g. from Bingley to Skipton then a trip on a barge with lunch included) residents of Abbeyfield are collected and taken to their destination. Volunteers can join in the fun and have lunch. You may have to assist residents with getting into and out of the vehicle when required and also ensure any walking aids, wheelchairs etc are safely stowed.  This role is flexible - mornings and/or afternoons.  MiDAS (Minibus Driver Assessment) training is provided by Abbeyfield and training on using a tailgate lift will also be provided.  This is an invaluable role which allows our service users to remain active, meet other people and to enjoy activities at the community hub.  It allows assists in providing respite for carers.  You will be supported by our small, friendly house team and you will have lots of fun spending time with our inspirational staff and service users.  Abbeyfield is a national charity dedicated to the care and support of older people.  Our vision is 'making time for older people' and we see volunteers as crucial in helping us achieve this.


Friendly, helpful and able to build relationships with a wide range of people. Be reliable and good timekeeping skills.  We ask all our volunteers to:

Have the ability to relate well to others

Have a warm, friendly, adaptable caring approach

Be open minded and tolerant of different lifestyle & values

Be able to work within personal & organisational boundaries


  • DBS check required
    We are very happy to help if required
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Appropriate expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • References

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/09/2021

End Date: 22/09/2022

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

Availability Details

Flexible - mornings and/or afternoons


Fern House
Fernbank Drive
West Yorkshire
BD16 4JP

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