Now that SACT is VAT registered, you should be aware that any group hiring one of our vehicles to be driven by their own driver (or an MPV) will incur an extra charge of 20% VAT. Another option is that groups use one of SACT’s volunteer drivers. In that case, the hire (except MPV hires) will be zero rated.
In order to improve our service we are pleased to offer our preferred volunteer driver scheme. This means that member groups are at liberty to express a preference for a particular volunteer driver when they book their minibus.
SACT Volunteer Drivers
Anyone can become a SACT volunteer provided that they have D1 on their license (in order to drive the larger minibuses) and 6 points or fewer! All our volunteer drivers go through the same SACT induction process as our sessional and contracted drivers and are issued with an ID badge identifying them as a SACT driver.
Once inducted, any organisation is free to express a preference for any volunteer driver on the booking form. The SACT office will contact the volunteer driver to confirm availability and inform them of the date, destination and duration of the hire based on booking form received.
If anyone wishes to become a SACT volunteer, here is what they have to do:
- The first step is to download the Volunteer Driver Application Form, complete this and return it with a headshot photo and copy both sides of their current driving licence to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then issue an induction pack to the driver.
- The organisation wishing to hire a minibus should complete a Booking Form indicating their preference for a named driver (if they have one). Once the booking form is received SACT will contact the driver, informing them of volunteer work with the specified organisation on a day(s) relating to the booking form
- On the first hire for which they have been nominated as a preferred volunteer they will be issued with a SACT ID badge and ensure that a familiarisation of the vehicle has been completed.