We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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Description

We are a national charity built on local volunteering giving support to the people that need it in our hospitals and communities. For 80 years, WVS, WRVS and today as Royal Voluntary Service, has inspired more than three million women and men to give their time to help others.

A driving volunteer will help transport people in the community to be able to attend appointments, go out and see friends or attend a local club.
There are no fixed hours for volunteering, you give the time that suits you. Even if it’s just a couple of hours once a month or an hour weekly, we can find you something very worthwhile for you to do.
There are some mandatory training modules to be completed before you can volunteer but can get support from staff in the office, and of course another requirement is becoming a member of PVG as you’re volunteering with vulnerable groups.
You mainly volunteer on your own as a volunteer driver and have to wait for the client whilst at their appointment, sometimes this means in the waiting room etc.

Organisation aims and objectives

Royal Voluntary Service is an age-positive organsation. Our aim is to enable older people to live the life they choose and we recruit and support volunteers who assist with this. Our volunteers are a diverse group of enthusiastic people recruited throughout the community. We provide transport and good neighbours services which incorporate most social, medical and welfare activities that older people wish to take part in.

Restrictions

Needs to have a driving licence, no age restrictions. We complete annual driver declarations to ensure our volunteers don’t have any penalties or driving offences.
Experience required: If you love driving you can volunteer your wheels and give people who can’t get out and about on their own some much-needed freedom. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to get people where they want to go.
Travel details: Expenses paid monthly
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All volunteers receive an induction before volunteering, about keeping them safe and legal as a volunteer. There can be further training opportunities and the office is always open to support volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago