How you can help
We always need more drivers so that we can extend the services we provide. All you need is a clean driving licence and a few spare hours a month at times to suit you.
If you enjoy the company of older people and would like to help isolated, sometimes lonely people in your community, you will find this a very rewarding use of your time.
Once you have expressed an interest, we will come and meet you, explain the commitment and how the service works, give you application forms to join us and begin setting up Disclosure & Barring Service clearance. When satisfactory references have been received, you will be ready to start driving for us.
It is a very flexible role. You can do as little or as much driving as you want and choose which days and times you are available. If you wish, you can claim petrol and parking expenses.
Drivers are also asked to take a turn in taking phone bookings via the charity’s mobile and finding drivers for these bookings. This would usually be for one period of two weeks a year at a time to suit themselves.
Drivers need to have empathy with older people’s needs, enjoy their company and be patient, tolerant, reliable, trustworthy and well organised.
How to apply
Call the Car Service number 07501 029237 and ask to be put in touch with one of our Volunteer Co-ordinators or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
What's in it for you?
Here's what some of our volunteers have said about volunteering with us:
"All those we help are welcoming and grateful which makes the service seem all the more worthwhile."
"It's good to be assisting folk at a very reasonable rate. All the passengers are very appreciative of the service and very nice folk to chat with on runs." -John B
"I most like that you get to be good friends when visits recur." - Clive
"You meet such lovely people and hear interesting stories about their lives." - Nicky
"Many of the people I pick up live on their own and often say how much better they feel just having someone friendly to chat with". - Wendy
"What is satisfying about doing the driving is the people we help are so grateful for the service that we provide." - David
"I enjoy getting to know people in the community and feeling like I'm helping out." - Maddy