Do you like meeting people? Are you an experienced driver with your own 4-door car?
We're looking for supportive, reliable and compassionate people to join our team of friendly Volunteer Drivers, making it possible for older people in Exeter to access our day services.
Each week our Volunteer Drivers bring older people with memory difficulties to one of our day services in Exeter for a day of social contact, activities and individualised support.
Volunteer Drivers make a vital contribution to Age UK Exeter. If you could give two or more hours a week then you could make a massive difference to older people in Exeter.
And driving for us can also make a wonderful difference to you!
One of our volunteers, John, says:
"I’m so glad I did it, it gives me a tremendous feeling of wellbeing – I absolutely love it!"
"Everyone here is fantastically helpful and works together as a team."
"They also serve great tea!"
"The guests are all wonderful and appreciate me, especially their spouses – they’re really happy to have a day knowing their loved ones are being taken somewhere really caring."
More information about this role...
Date: Various weekdays (to be agreed)
Time: Mornings, approx. 9.00 - 10.30am and/or afternoons, approx. 3.30 - 5.00pm
Locations: Various - to be transported to and from either Mount Pleasant or Cowick Street centres
A mileage allowance is paid.
How do I apply?
Click here to complete our volunteering enquiry form
Our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cassie Leicester, will then contact you for an informal chat or email conversation. She is in the office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please note that due to the volume of enquiries you may not get an immediate reply, especially at busy times of the year. However, Cassie will always endeavour to follow up volunteer enquiries within seven working days. If you haven't heard back within this time please phone us on 01392 202092.
For full details of the volunteer application process, please see the main Volunteering page.
Age Positive: rather than talk about ‘the elderly’, ‘pensioners’ or ‘OAPs’, which can be excluding or have negative connotations, we use the term ‘older people’. Age UK Exeter is committed to helping people love later life.