Volunteer Drivers

VASL Volunteer Drivers transport elderly/ disabled clients to health appointments, leisure, visits, adult education, drop off for shopping and etc. using their own cars to ensure the people in their community stay connected

About the opportunity

Would you be able to give some of your time to provide transport for people who find it difficult or impossible to get around? Are you looking to make a difference in people’s lives? If yes, then Volunteer Driving is for you!

The only cost to you is your time. You will be reimbursed for every mile you travel using your own car when driving for the scheme. We will provide training, support and social events. It’s a great way to give something back to those most in need and meet new people.

VASL’s Social car scheme is for people living in our catchment area (East side of A5199 in Harborough District) and is supported by Leicestershire County Council. The service provide transport for the elderly or disabled people who have no transport of their own, have difficulty using or have no access to public transport. It’s a thoroughly worthwhile service and our volunteer drivers get to support the community they love.

Volunteer drivers take passengers to destinations within Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Nottingham and you can do as much or as little as you want.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification or training
  • Access to a vehicle
  • Driving license
  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check
  • Age restrictions

You will need to have:

  • A valid driving licence
  • Must be over 25
  • Roadworthy car
  • Current insurance (fully comprehensive)
  • Telephone
  • Liking for people
  • Be a safe driver
  • Reliable & punctual
  • Able to adhere to the policies and procedures of the project

When you can volunteer

Morning Afternoon Evening
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Tue Tuesday Morning Tuesday Afternoon Tuesday Evening
Wed Wednesday Morning Wednesday Afternoon Wednesday Evening
Thu Thursday Morning Thursday Afternoon Thursday Evening
Fri Friday Morning Friday Afternoon Friday Evening
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Locations

Main Address: 
VASL, First Floor, Torch House, Torch Way
Northampton Road
Market Harborough
LE16 9HL