Driving is a crucial service provided by Dogs for Good volunteers. We require drivers for a number of things; dogs and puppies often need to be transported short or long distances, sometimes Dogs for Good’s clients require a driver to drive them to The Frances Hay Centre in Banbury.
The role of the Volunteer Driver supports the Charity by collecting clients, puppies, qualified assistance dogs from various locations using the Charity’s vehicles, thus ensuring that Dogs for Good staff are able to continue with their role.
Volunteer drivers are required to meet the following criteria:
- Must live within 20 minutes drive of our Banbury centre
- Have a full, clean UK driving licence
- Aged over 25 years old – for insurance purposes
- Be tolerant of dogs
- Good people skills and ability to communicate with people
- Ability to find destinations without the use of Sat Nav
- Ability to lift and handle equipment.
Kayleigh Batchelor – Volunteer Driver
“Through the driving I have met people and been to so many places I would never have been to otherwise. I have met cute little bundles of puppy fun, as well as dogs who have finished their socialising and are on their way to the centre for their training.
Wherever I take them I know I am setting them on that part of their journey, getting them there safe and sound so that they can change someone’s life by being an assistance dog. Knowing that I have made a difference, however small my contribution is a really positive feeling.”
If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, please complete the online enquiry form.