Becoming a volunteer driver is easy and volunteers can give as much or as little time as they choose, as well as decide the days and times during which they are available.
Many schemes are also looking for Duty Officers to make a more regular commitment to receive calls from clients and to find a volunteer driver to take the client to their destination. This could be just a few hours a week.
All volunteers are rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping elderly neighbours to live independently for longer. Feedback such as “This is the first time I have been out for six months” and “What would we do without you? We are so grateful for all you do” makes a little bit of effort very worthwhile.
Take a look at video above to see how volunteers are making a difference across Surrey by helping an older person out.
For more information about joining your local good neighbour scheme, contact Justine Aldous on 01483 447101 or email [email protected].