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SOS bus drivers wanted

The SOS Bus, which provides a safe haven for anyone out in Norwich’s club land at weekends, is on the lookout for volunteer drivers, to be part of the team with driving the SOS Bus and support vehicles.

Operating on a Friday and Saturday evening between 9pm and 3am, anyone interested in getting involved as a volunteer driver for the SOS Bus needs to 25 or over, with two years’ driving experience and ideally have a full clean driving licence.

The SOS Bus is also looking for a volunteer trainer, ideally someone with qualifications and experience in driving buses or HGV sized vehicles who would be willing to assist with training up  a team to drive.

Jenny Smith, SOS bus volunteer co-ordinator, said:  “Without volunteers the SOS Bus wouldn’t be able to provide such a vital resource to the bustling nightlife in Norwich city centre.

Anyone who volunteers for the bus feels that they are doing something of value to help the local community and make Norwich a safer place for those out and about in the city during Friday and Saturday nights.  The organisers would love to hear from anyone who feels they could help in either role to just give me a call on 01603 252116 or email at sosbus@opennorwich.org.uk.

The SOS Bus is a multi-agency initiative, managed by OPEN Youth Trust, to meet the needs of any person in Norwich’s club land at night. Providing a safe haven for the general public, it is a first point of contact for those whose well-being is threatened by inability to get home, illness or injury, emotional distress or other vulnerability.

For further information about the SOS Bus and to find out how to support the charity, call 01603 252112 or visit www.sosbus.co.uk  To make a donation to the SOS Bus please visit www.sosbus.co.uk/donate.

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