Could you be a Volunteer Car Driver?
As part of Age UK Barnsley's Social Inclusion Project in the Penistone area, we are looking for volunteers to take part in a community car scheme operated by Community Transport.
The aim of the Car Scheme is very simple. In Penistone and the surrounding areas there are many older people who find it difficult or impossible to use public transport and who may therefore be at risk of becoming isolated in their homes.
Car Scheme drivers are all volunteers who take passengers in their own cars on pre-booked journeys. Trips can be for any reason and to be quite local. ie: Medical appointments, visiting friends, going to the shops etc
The service is operated by a partnership between Age UK Barnsley and Barnsley Dial-a-Ride. As a Car Scheme volunteer you can offer as much or as little time as you like, even a couple of hours can make a big difference to someone.
Most insurance companies are happy to insure your volunteer driving under your normal cover and we provide you with a standard letter to send to them. Some basic training on working with people who have mobility issues is provided and you will never be asked to undertake trips where a passenger needs medical care. There is also a short driving assessment in your own car to make sure you are a safe driver and a basic check for roadworthiness.
Although this is a volunteer role, the passenger will pay mileage to cover your fuel expenses and this will be calculated by Barnsley Dial-a-Ride.
For more information on the scheme and how to get involved, please contact us.
Contact name: Age UK Barnsley
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01226 776820
Address: Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR
Penistone and surrounding areas, S36
Published: 09 August 2019