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Be a Volunteer Driver

Could you be a Volunteer Driver?

‘Don’t know what we’d do without you’.

‘You’re a very useful service. It’s much appreciated’.

‘Life savers. Marvellous’.

The work of a volunteer driver is vital as many older people find it very difficult to get out and about to shop or attend appointments and social events if they have no other means of transport. The individual care and attention provided by drivers reassures clients and enables them to maintain their independence and take part in community activities. The work is also very rewarding providing an opportunity to meet and talk to a variety of people who are very appreciative of the service.

 The Schemes aim to have as many volunteer drivers as possible spread throughout the District. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and receive a mileage allowance, currently 43p a mile. The amount of work varies from week to week because of patient demand and availability of drivers. If you have some time to spare, even if it’s only one day a week, we would like to hear from you.

 Judy Byrom                 01636 610773            jbyrom@nandscvs.org

Lucy Fountain             01636 611220            door2door@nandscvs.org

 

Volunteers need:

  • A clean driving licence (3 penalty points may be acceptable at the discretion of the organiser).
  • A roadworthy car, comprehensively insured, and must produce insurance documents and an MOT certificate, if applicable, to support this.
  • At least 2 years qualified driving experience.

A history of serious illness must be declared along with any medical condition which may affect a volunteer’s ability to work for the Scheme. Volunteers must also agree to checks (disclosures) being undertaken through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To view the Operating and Recruitment policy.

Potential volunteers must attend an informal interview where the nature of the work will be explained to them. If wishing to proceed they must complete an Application Form and provide a copy of their driving licence, insurance certificate and MOT if appropriate. A passport size photo will be needed and the names of two references must be given.