Care for Guildford (Free Transport Scheme)


Driver (Posted Sept 2019)

 

 

Transport can be a major concern for the elderly, vulnerable or infirm. Public transport is often not available, inaccessible or infrequent, whilst taxis are expensive. Care for Guildford provides free transport for such clients where it is essential for their well being, such as medical appointments. 

 

We are always looking for volunteer drivers. The charity’s constitution stipulates that clients must live within the old borough of Guildford. Similarly we require our drivers to be permanently resident in Guildford and the immediate surroundings.  

 

We provide our services during normal working hours Monday to Friday. 

 

Volunteer drivers 

  • Must have a current licence and their own car 
  • There is maximum flexibility to fit their driving around other commitments.

    They can work as little or as much as suits them, and can accept or refuse
    jobs when offered.
 

  • Can claim mileage expenses 
  • Require two referees, and must complete a DBS application 
     

Some drivers, if they prefer, can carry out regular shopping for clients who cannot shop for themselves. 

 

Interested or need more information. Click on the "fill in an application form" button and you will be contacted 

Care for Guildford - What We Do

We are a good neighbour scheme, a network of volunteers providing practical help to improve the quality of life for elderly, vulnerable or infirm residents of Guildford.

The type and demand for services has changed over the years and today we maintain some 150 volunteers helping Guildford residents in need. 

These days, transport to GP surgeries, clinics, dentists and hospitals are the main tasks we undertake. But we also do shopping on behalf of a client or doing small one off jobs in the home like putting up shelves or changing light bulbs.


We provide a number of services that include:

Transport

Lifts to Doctors Surgeries, Dentists, Clinics, Clubs and Day Centres. We can also take you to Hospitals and to visit relatives in nursing homes. We do not go to hairdressers

Shopping

We shop on a weekly or fortnightly basis for anyone who is housebound. We can also shop on a temporary basis, for example when someone first comes out of hospital.

Odd Jobs

We help with small one off jobs around the home such as putting up simple shelves or curtain rails, moving heavy furniture or changing a light bulb for those with limited mobility. We do not undertake housework, plumbing, gardening or electrical repairs.