Foundation for the blind needs drivers

Last updated 05:00 07/12/2012

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The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is calling for volunteers to transport passengers who are unable to drive.

People interested in making a difference are urgently required in South and East Auckland to help the blind get to eye-related appointments.

Although driving someone to an appointment might seem like a simple gesture, it makes a huge difference to those who live with limited transport options.

Volunteer driver Arshad Mazarullah says it is a great way of helping out.

"I try my best to fit in these driving jobs," he says.

"I enjoy driving members because I can see first-hand the difference the foundation is making to their lives."

Driving jobs are during weekday work hours.

A full New Zealand driver's licence is required and training is provided to help cope with the special needs of passengers.

This service is provided at no cost to the members and volunteers choose to be reimbursed for petrol costs.

Apply for a volunteer driver role through the foundation website rnzfb.org.nz or phone Chris Shepherd on 355 6916.

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