Volunteer drivers needed
Volunteer drivers are in demand from a range of voluntary organisations across Reigate and Banstead and Surrey. Getting behind the wheel for a good cause can be a rewarding way to spend your free time.
Current Volunteer Driver Roles
Click on the role for more details. If you are interested, then please make a “Quick Enquiry” using the black button or get in touch with our Volunteer Centre Manager on 01737 763156.
- Summer food distribution with Active Surrey – distributing hot lunches for children on free school meals attending summer schools.
- Volunteer car drivers with MHA Communities – driving older people to coffee mornings and on outings. Particularly needed in the Horley area.
- Volunteer driver for Age Concern Merstham Redhill and Reigate – driving a 9 seater Ford Torneo (no special licence required). You will be bringing members to the day centre and on occasional outings.
- Volunteer driver for Age Concern Banstead – driving older people to medical appointments. Flexible times – to suit driver availability.
- Standby meal delivery volunteers for Merstham Mix – delivering lunch time meals for this fabulous community cafe, on a standby basis, as needed.
- Distribution Volunteers for Care4Calais – picking up and dropping off donations of clothing etc. for local refugees and asylum seekers.
- Client Driver for Queen Elizabeth Foundation – helping people with disabilities to get out into the community. Driving from bases in Banstead and Leatherhead.
- Community Outreach Support for Crossroads Care – delivering essential shopping for vulnerable people and carers.
- Volunteer Tool Collector for Tools with a Mission – collecting donated tools so they can be reused in projects worldwide.
Additional Information for Volunteer Drivers
Check out the Covid-19 Guidance for Volunteer Drivers – click here – for health and safety guidance.
If you are using your own vehicle, most charities, will reimburse volunteer drivers at the standard mileage rate of 45p per mile. However, it is important to clarify this at the initial informal chat/interview.
Some organisations might also want to carry out additional checks such as eyesight tests or DBS checks (police checks).
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) offers guidance about volunteer driving and your car insurance, for more information please go to their website click here.
The majority of motor insurers have signed up for the ABI’s commitment to volunteer driving. To check if your insurer has signed up, click here.