Thinking about volunteering?
We are looking for volunteer car drivers needed to help take people to and from non-emergency medical appointments.
We have volunteers of all ages who want to give back to the community and lend a helping hand to those who need it. It’s not just our service users who benefit – becoming a volunteer can offer lots of opportunities for you too.
or call 01926 412600
What does the role involve?
The role involves safely transporting patients, who would otherwise be unable to get to their appointments, to specified locations in the Warwickshire area. You would drive your own vehicle.
You can volunteer for as many hours as you like; some of our volunteers work a couple of hours a week and others up to 5 days a week.
Generally you will be given two days notice when asked if you can provide transport to a user, and the exact details will be given as soon as possible after the booking is made. This will normally by telephone.
What are the requirements?
- hold a full UK driving licence;
- have a suitable vehicle with insurance and current MOT;
- be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check;
- and have a serious passion for helping others.
We provide all our volunteers with full training. However, there are some qualities which we feel our volunteers need, such as being:
- patient and sensitive to the needs of others;
- honest and trustworthy;
- reliable and punctual;
- tolerant, non-judgemental and able to respect confidential information; and,
- able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
You don’t need any special insurance but do need to declare that the car will be used for volunteer driving (most insurers do not apply a premium for this). Please check the Association of British Insurers for volunteer friendly companies.
Benefits and expenses
Volunteering should not affect your right to claim benefits. The only money that would be paid to you would be mileage expenses upon proof of receipt – currently expenses are paid at a rate of 45p a mile.
Each Voluntary Car Scheme will pay expenses differently and this will be covered in your induction.
If you have any more questions about the role, call 01926 412600