Volunteer Driver for the Information Bus

  • Location Van kept at our Kathleen Rutland Home, 117 Hinckley Rd, Leicester LE3 3PF
  • Hours 2 days a week but flexible from 9.00am - 1.00pm

Primary Objectives:

We are looking for a driver to drive the Vista bus to numerous locations within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


We are looking for someone honest and reliable to go to various locations around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, whereby we provide eye screening, sell minor aids/equipment for visually impaired people and provide advice and information about different eye conditions and Vista services.

There will be some moving and handling involved to open the bus and set up, assist members of the public on the ramp and closing of the bus.

You can bring along a friend to make the role more enjoyable if you like!

Qualities and skills we are looking for

  • Full driving licence and experience of driving large vehicles
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Ability to lift and handle equipment, with regard to your own health & safety and others where appropriate

Support provided for you:

  • You will be using the specialist bus provided by Vista
  • Health and Safety and Manual Handling Training
  • Any other training identified by yourself or the manager

We hope that by becoming a volunteer you:

  • Increase your own self confidence
  • Help us by promoting eye health care to support local people with sight loss and people at risk of losing eyesight
  • Meet new and interesting people
  • Learn new skills that could be helpful for future employment opportunities or further learning
  • Have fun!

Health & Safety:

All volunteers will be expected to:

  • Ensure that they comply with Vista’s Health & Safety policy at all times
  • Take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others whom, may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst volunteering.

This volunteering opportunity is suitable for volunteers aged 18 years and above and is subject to 2 references.

Next steps:

Complete our volunteer application form, which you can download from our website: www.vistablind.org.uk. You can also email volunteering@vistablind.org.uk or call Volunteer Manager on 07967 799 364.

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