Volunteer Drivers

A Volunteer Driver is a person who uses their car to pick up a young person from a designated safe waiting place (for example a Youth Cafe run by the Bradford Youth Service) and drives the young person over to their host. The Volunteer Driver then introduces the young person to their host(s).

 

Why do we have Volunteer Drivers?

In the earlier days of Bradford Nightstop we found that young people using Nightstop for the first time found it difficult to reach our hosts on public transport. We therefore started to use taxis to transport young people from the centre of Bradford or Keighley to their hosts.Volunteer Driver

 

In response to young people's commentswe have recently developed a new Volunteer Driver scheme. Before we introduced this new role we looked at the way this worked in other parts of the country and we were able to roll out our scheme from October 2007.

 

Person Specification

  • - Vehicle owner
  • - Clean driver's licence
  • - Ability to communicate and strike rapport with young people

Make a difference. Apply here.

 

The driver role is really important, it’s the first contact Nightstop has with the young person and helps them feel comfortable - Alex Bohdanowicz, Volunteer Driver