What will I be doing?

After a stroke many people will not be able to drive and may find it challenging to access local activities, services and events.  As a result many people lose their independence and can become socially isolated.  As a driver you will provide a safe, comfortable transport service to stroke survivors, and sometimes their carers and families, so that they can continue to feel part of their local community. Tasks can include:

  • Using your own vehicle to transport stroke survivors, and sometimes their carers, families, baggage and /or equipment eg: walking aids to groups, appointments, events and activities in the local area.
  • Assisting stroke survivors in and out of your vehicle where necessary.
  • Engaging in conversation with the people you are providing transport for.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • You have access to your own car or other suitable vehicle.
  • You are a safe and competent driver.
  • You have a good general knowledge of your local area.
  • You can keep appointments and arrive on time.
  • You hold a full driving licence, comprehensive vehicle insurance and a valid MOT certificate if your car is over three years old.
  • You have a friendly and sociable manner.

What skills and experience will I gain?

  • An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke.
  • An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.
  • An opportunity to engage with your local community.

When do you need me?

  • Days and times vary depending on the location of the volunteering opportunity and might include:
    •    first Tuesday of the month;
    •    second Monday;
    •    second Wednesday;
    •    last Monday (unless there is a bank holiday then it is moved to the week before) of each month.

Is this a one off opportunity?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Three

Any age restrictions?

  • Over 18 years of age.