Volunteer Drivers required for our Active Travel Service

Do you enjoy driving and have use of a car? Do you like to meet new people? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Active Travel supports older and vulnerable people to attend hospital and GP appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect people from their home and take them to planned medical appointments. As well as providing vital transport to people who can’t drive or use public transport, service users enjoy the support and company that our volunteers provide.

You will need to have your own, 4-door car and a full clean driving licence. We reimburse mileage at 45p per mile for the full journey including travel from your home to the service user’s home. Hours flexible, though we particularly need volunteers who are available during weekday day times.

We have a duty of care to our own volunteers, so while current guidelines are in place volunteers must be under 70, and with no underlying health conditions that make them clinically vulnerable.

You will not be asked to transport people who have tested positive for or have symptoms of Covid 19. Volunteer drivers are given full guidance and provided with Personal Protective Equipment to protect themselves and their passenger.

Due to the nature of the role, an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check will be required (CVS will organise and pay for this) and references will be taken.

If you are interested or would like to know more please email volunteer@sdcvs.org.uk or call 07458 304315.