Sacro’s Travel Service in Edinburgh is now recruiting volunteer drivers

Published on
March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023
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Alan Mairs
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Enjoy driving? Want experience in a Justice setting? Or perhaps you already have some experience and want to contribute in another way.

Sacro’s Travel Service provides a regular transport service to many of Scotland’s prisons and the State Hospital at Carstairs.

The service is part of Sacro’s Throughcare Service, enabling prisoners to maintain important contact with their families and friends which research has shown helps to reduce reoffending.

We pick up our registered passengers from their home address and take them to their arranged visit before returning them home again completely free of charge.

Drivers should be friendly, non-judgemental and respectful of confidentiality, assertive, punctual and organised. It is desirable for our volunteers to have experience of driving in the central belt but this is not essential.

Applicants must have their own car, full, clean driving licence and insurance. Vehicles must have a current MOT and be regularly serviced. Additionally, membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) would be required.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would ask you to be able to commit to volunteering for at least a year and be regularly available. We reimburse volunteer drivers for mileage at a rate of 50p per mile.

For an application pack, or just a chat about the requirements of the role, please contact our Travel Service Co-ordinator: Janelle Hall on 077 7265 2180 or email:

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