Bus Driver - Mobile Shower and Laundry Vehicle

ID: 126861
  • Homeless
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Brendale, QLD
  • Capalaba, QLD
  • Wynnum, QLD
  • Clontarf, QLD

About this opportunity

The Stand Up, Step Out (SUSO) service currently provides a mobile showering and laundry service at Wynnum, Capalaba and Redcliffe. SUSO supports those experiencing homelessness by providing showering and laundry facilities, as well as homelessness and mental health case worker services that instill dignity whilst also breaking the cycle of homelessness and poor health.

The primary purpose of this role is to collect and drive the vehicle from its stabling point at Strathpine to pre-determined locations within the service region where the volunteer will ensure the vehicle is parked safely and legally, allowing suitable access to service users. The volunteer will also be responsible for overseeing the technical operation of the vehicle services, i.e. heating, showering and laundry, as well as managing the filling of water tanks and draining of grey water.

Volunteers must possess a valid Heavy Rigid (HR) or Medium Rigid (MR) Queensland driver’s licence.

Good for

  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Driver's Licence (HR)
  • Driver's Licence (MR)
  • National Police Certificate*
Volunteers will need a current Heavy Rigid or Medium Rigid Driver's license. This role could suit part time or shift workers, retired bus or truck drivers, and or people who have recently passed their HR / MR license and want a bit more practical experience for their resume. Footprints is a Centrelink-approved volunteer organisation.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

1 day per week or fortnight Various shifts available: Weekday mornings; circa 6.30 – 13.00 Weekday afternoons; circa 12.00 – 18.00 There may also be capacity for weekend shifts in the future.

Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Trades & Maintenance

General orientation training and specific training in the vehicle's safe operational procedures provided. Additional professional development opportunities available.


Reimbursement for pre-approved out of pocket expenses and transport costs available.

Brendale, QLD
Capalaba, QLD
Wynnum, QLD
Clontarf, QLD