Volunteering

Please click on the headings below to find out more about volunteering.

1Why should I volunteer?
We urgently need more drivers to fulfil the many requests we receive. We never like to refuse a request for transport just because we can't provide a driver. By volunteering you would be providing a valuable service to your local community. Helping out is also a great way to promote your own personal sense of fulfilment; to make new friends and expand your social circle or simply to enjoy being active and helping people. If driving isn’t an option for you then maybe consider helping out in the office or at the coffee mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.
2Do I need any particular qualifications to volunteer?
To be a driver you will need to have a standard full UK driving licence. You will also be required to complete a criminal records (DBS) check. This is a legal requirement for the safety of our clients and would be carried out at no cost to you.
3Will I be covered for my expenses?
As a driver you will be reimbursed for your fuel and wear and tear costs. As a volunteer you will receive an allowance in accordance with HMRC.
4What about insurance?
Most insurance companies cover volunteer drivers under the social, domestic and pleasure policies. We suggest that you inform them that you are a volunteer driver and do not receive payment. To find out more please click here to visit the ABI website.
5I want to volunteer. What do I do next?
Please contact Adelle Johnson on 01625 878589, call into the Open Hands office in Room 4, Poynton Methodist Church in the Civic Hall car park between 10am and 12.30pm, fill in the contact form below and we'll call you back or Click here to send us an e-mail.
"I enjoy it very much! It's a win win situation. I get to discover places, being new to the area; I also meet a lot of interesting people who are very grateful for the service and it makes me feel good to think I am helping to provide a very much needed service." - Volunteer Driver.