Volunteering

VASL Volunteer Driver Scheme

Would you like to be a volunteer driver?

• Have your own car?
• Fully comprehensive insurance?
• A phone?
• Some spare time and patience?

Below, two of our fantastic volunteers chat about why they do it and what they get out of it



David – VASL Volunteer Driver:

Listen to what David and  Colin (client) have to say about the VASL volunteer driver scheme below

Hear more from David talking about being a volunteer driver for VASL

Colin – VASL Social Car Scheme Client:

drivers wanted!

The role of a Volunteer Driver

is printed below or download here The role of a Volunteer Driver

Tasks/Responsibilities:

• Drive passengers to and from their chosen destinations

• Keep records of the journeys including mileage

• Submit a monthly expense sheet to the Transport Officer for payment

• Give all passenger payment envelopes to Transport Officer

• Agree to the take up of references and DBS check

• Attend a Safeguarding Adults Alerter training session

• Signpost clients as required to other services via Transport Office

Skills required:

• Enjoy driving,Be a safe driver, reliable and punctual

• Able to adhere to boundaries of the scheme.

• Abide by the policies and procedures of the scheme including the Confidentiality Policy

• Fully comprehensive insurance

Responsible to:

Transport Officer

Hours/time commitment:

Volunteers can do as much or as little as they want, don’t be afraid to say no when you are contacted about a job,

Area covered:

The scheme is for elderly/disabled people who have no transport of their own. Have difficulty using public transport or have no access to public transport and live in our catchment area (east side of A5199 in Harborough District).

The destinations we can take passengers to are in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottingham.

If the answer is yes, then becoming a volunteer driver can be a great way to volunteer and make a difference to people’s lives. You can say how much time you’d like to give and in return we’ll pay your mileage and offer training and ongoing support.

Because you’ll be volunteering with vulnerable people, we’ll need to arrange a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (police check) for you before you start and ask you for up to two character witnesses.

We’re also looking for volunteers to drive our 7-seater Volkswagen T5 MPV, when we take elderly and disabled people on social trips. (Please note: you’ll need a clean driving licence with D1 on it).

To find out more

Our opening times are 9am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.
Or to find out about all volunteering opportunities in your area
visit www.do-it.org.uk

Volunteer Application form

Here is a link to our volunteer application form:

Registration Form Volunteer pdf

Registration Form Volunteer word doc

Call: 01858 468499
Email: shandley@vasl.org.uk

Or pop along and see us at

Torch House (Between 2 Shire Surgery and Busy Bees Nursery)
Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

or

Market Harborough town centre DROP Ins

Louisa’s Café and Wine Bar, St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough

9.30am till 11.00am

Wednesday 20th February

Wednesday 13th March

St Dionysius Church, High Street, Market Harborough

9.30am till 11.00am

Tuesday 29th January

Tuesday 26th February

Tuesday 26th March

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