Aim of Role

To provide transport to and from Longfield for patients who are unable to provide transport for themselves. Transport is offered to patients coming for one hour appointments, attending Day Therapy on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.00am – 2.45pm, or for groups such as Carers, Bereavement and Heart Failure.

Responsible to:

Volunteer Manager

Volunteer Commitments

  • To maintain confidentiality with the patients
  • New Volunteer Drivers must be over the age of 18, under the age of 75 and will retire from driving when they reach the age of 80
  • To report any concern/difficulties encountered to the Volunteer Manager
  • To liaise with the Volunteer Administrator regarding any absences or illness
  • To follow the driver guidelines
  • To allow plenty of time when collecting patients, especially if they are new to Longfield
  • To ensure all documentation regarding the vehicle is up to date 
  • To ensure copies of all necessary paperwork are handed to the Volunteer Administrator
  • To be in possession of a clean driving licence and notify Volunteer Administrator of any changes immediately
  • To ensure the car is properly maintained
  • To ensure the car is clean and comfortable
  • To be flexible with regard to driving commitments

Volunteer Tasks

  • To provide safe transport to and from Longfield
  • To ensure transportation of patients is done with due care and empathy
  • To attend relevant meetings/training courses for volunteers
  • To liaise with the Volunteer Administrator with regard to availability and weekly driving schedule

In most cases you will need to use your own car. There is a wheelchair adapted vehicle available for volunteer drivers to use once fully trained - please let us know on your application form if this is something that is of interest to you.

To find out more contact our Volunteer Manager, Suzie McDonnell. Call 01453 886868 or get in touch by email