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
- Volunteer Car Drivers with MHA Communities – driving older people to coffee mornings and to outings.
- Volunteer Driver for Age Concern Banstead – driving older people to medical appointments. Flexible times – to suit driver availability.
- Client Driver for Queen Elizabeth Foundation – helping people with disabilities to get out into the community. Driving from bases in Banstead and Leatherhead.
- Help Carers with Their Shopping – helping carers with their weekly shopping or to collect regular prescriptions.
- Driver for Service Users, Sight for Surrey – Assisting visually impaired people to take them to: local clubs, classes and to bring them back home.
- Volunteer Driver (with Car), Age UK – collecting one or two older people and taking them for tea and chat to the Oxted Social Centre and back.
Click on the roles for more details. If you are interested, then please get in touch on 01737 763156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.