SOS Bus Driver - Chelmsford - URGENT NEED

We are urgently seeking a motivated individual holding a C1 driving licence to ensure that the SOS Bus is in pristine condition at all times by undertaking checks to ensure the vehicle is in working order. You will drive the SOS Bus to the required location, and support the team as an ambassador to the service, before returning the vehicle at the end of the day. 

This opportunity is to volunteer for vibrant local charity, Open Road who support vulnerable people in local Essex communities.  This vacancy is to drive and maintain the Chelmsford Safer Communities and SOS Bus, which supports local night time economies and daytime welfare projects.  This role is done under the direction of the SOS Buses Co-ordinator and promotes the functions of the projects.


We are seeking a motivated individual with the following skills, availability and qualifications: 

  • Hold C1 Driving Licence to ensure that the SOS Bus is in pristine condition at all times by undertaking checks to ensure the vehicle is in working order.
  • Possess a flexible approach to volunteering.
  • Available to volunteer on a rota basis and subject to volunteer’s availability, to drive the bus to and from its garaging to service locations at start and end of service days.  Our volunteer drivers’ pool operates Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm; weekends: Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 6-8am and 5-7pm, Sunday 6-8am. Further details can be given at interview.
  • The ability to relate to people with strong communication skills. 


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Volunteers drivers would join a drivers’ pool, who provide cover weekdays AM and PM concerning the bus supporting community projects (based on their availability). Volunteer drivers also drive the bus to its Chelmsford city locations for the weekend SOS community services all through the year (based on their availability): Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and evenings and Sunday mornings.


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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