Volunteers

As the name of our charity implies, Ascot Volunteer Bureau relies totally on volunteers to provide the service. There are two roles: transport administrator and driver. You can volunteer for either role, or indeed both.

Transport Administrators

We require individuals who are prepared to act as transport administrators, taking booking requests from clients and arranging for drivers to fulfil them. Ideally, you should be able to perform this task on a regular basis, e.g. for two hours one day per week. You would work from home, operating an online system.

Drivers

We are always looking for individuals who can set aside some of their valuable time to act as drivers. Please note that you must have a full driving licence and you will be using your own vehicle to drive clients to their appointments.

Drivers receive a modest recompense from our clients to help offset their costs. This is £5 for a local journey (within the Ascot / Sunninghill / Sunningdale area) or 50p per mile for longer journeys.

You can contribute as much or as little time as you wish to this activity. Each individual job is agreed with our drivers so you do not have to dedicate set times on set days.

DBS Checks

As required by law, anybody who works with the elderly must undergo a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) and obtain the necessary clearance before driving any of our clients.

If You Are Interested

See the Volunteer Guidelines document for further information.

If you are able to give up some of your time to help our worthwhile charity by acting as a driver and/or as a transport administrator, please arrange an initial chat with John, our Coordinator. See the Contact Details page for information on how to get in touch with him. It can also be found in the sidebar on the right-hand side of this page if you are using a PC, laptop or tablet.