Type:
Supporting People

Time:
1 - 2 full days a week minimum

Days:
Any - to be agreed

Age:
Over 18

Equipment:
Need own 4 door car

If you enjoy driving and meeting new people then this could be the role for you!

As a volunteer driver you will use your own 4 door car to provide transport for eligible clients to and from non-emergency hospital, social care and other appointments at different locations.

Volunteer driving is a great opportunity to help others, meet new people and provide a vital lifeline in your community.

Your mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per mile.

Further information

Transporting Somerset provides crucial transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users enabling them to get to various locations across the county and further afield.

You will be supported by a Transport Officer from the Transporting Somerset team

Last year our amazing volunteer drivers collectively travelled over a million miles, carrying out 88,000 journeys. Each of these journeys connected people to services that they would otherwise miss out on.

Some volunteer drivers also provide school or college transport.

You will need to notify your car insurance provider that you are a volunteer driver and as such your annual mileage may increase.

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Requirements

  • Own 4 door car (mileage expenses paid)
  • DBS (at no cost to volunteer)
  • Current full driving licence with no more than 6 points
  • Undertake an induction and training
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Helpful and caring manner with a friendly disposition
  • Somerset County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment.

Location

We are seeking volunteer drivers across Somerset, please contact us to explore availability.