Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes provide their service free of charge, and is run entirely by dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs.
If you would like to help us, there are lots of ways you can get involved. There are various roles that require different skills:
Duty Controllers – The unseen heroes of our team who organise hospital runs and contact on-call riders/drivers. They liaise with hospitals and riders/drivers, are quick thinking at 3am in the morning and are able to keep calm under pressure. If you have a confident telephone manner and you think you can help, please get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Riders – As a Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bike rider, someone may be reliant on a product you are transporting urgently, therefore professionalism and safety is hugely important. To ride our bikes you must be over 25 (for insurance purposes) and hold a current (within the last 3 years) advanced riding qualification such as:
1) The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
2) The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
3) Police advanced riding certificate
4) Armed forces advanced riding certificate
5) Diamond advanced riding
6) DSA Enhanced Rider scheme, with ‘A’ grades across all modules
You must have no more than 6 penalty points on your driving licence (inclusive of any pending convictions or fixed penalties). You will be required to sit an assessment ride with us before becoming part of our team.
Fundraisers – We are always looking for ways to raise funds in order to keep providing our vital services. If you have experience in fund-raising or charitable work and would like to give your time (no matter how little) to our great cause, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page.
If you would like to become involved as a controller, rider or fundraiser (or a combination of these) please download our application form from the link below. Once filled out, please email it to us here. Thank you. Should you have any problems, please get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page.