Every day our Patient Transport Service helps hundreds of people to get to their non-emergency medical appointments. They are supported by a dedicated team of volunteer car drivers.
Becoming a volunteer car driver looks great on your CV, so can help you get a paid role in the service or a place on a college or university course. It’s also a great way to meet new people and give back to your community.
For the patients you help as a volunteer driver, you will be a friendly face and offer a listening ear; putting them at ease during often anxious and stressful times. You will provide that personal touch to brighten their day as you collect a patient from their home, help get them to where they need to be at the hospital and make sure they get back safely.
To volunteer for this service, you will need:
- Hold a valid, full UK driving licence with no more than six penalty points
- Have access to a car with a minimum of four doors
- Have fully comprehensive insurance
- Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (funded by the trust)
- Take part in our volunteer training course
You’ll not just be a part of their journey, but a part of their lives making a huge difference to them and the NHS.