One of the greatest challenges for many older people is access to suitable transport. As we age, our mobility decreases and sometimes we can lose confidence in our ability to leave the house independently. 

Our network of volunteer drivers provide a vital lifeline to many older people to help them get out and about and keep them connected with their local community.

We are able to provide transport to and from Link Age Southwark social groups and from non-medical appointments and activities e.g. hairdressing appointments or visiting a friend. This role is all about providing an unhurried door-to-door service on either a regular or one-off basis. 

"The thanks that I get from simply spending an hour or so ensuring someone gets safely to a coffee morning and chatting about the group on the return journey sets me up for the week"

This role requires:
  • owning a car with a full and clean driving license and suitable insurance cover (most insurance companies are charity friendly - we can help verify your car use if required)
  • ensuring the vehicle you are driving is safe and legal
  • sufficient fitness to drive - please inform us if there are any issues that may affect your driving ability
  • patience and understanding towards the needs of older people, particularly those with mobility issues
  • attendance at a volunteer induction and other relevant training opportunities
  • completion of a full Disclosure Barring Service and character reference check
  • a commitment to working within the policies of Link Age Southwark, in particular health and safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and equality & diversity

We cover all reasonable expenses and we are happy to provide references for volunteers who have completed 6 months of volunteering with us.

How do I apply?

Complete online application form

If you would prefer, you can also download our application form here and return by email to [email protected]