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DVD is a local transport scheme run by volunteers using their own cars.
Could you spare a little time to drive for us?

WHO DO WE NEED?
Car owner/drivers who are able to spare some time during the week and occasional weekends to transport our clients to and from their destinations.

DO YOU HAVE?
A clean driving licence, a roadworthy and fully insured vehicle plus a little patience and
a sense of humour

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET CALLED ON?
This varies week by week depending on driver availability.  You are not committed to specific days unless you wish.

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can help

 

As a Driver

Donate a few hours a week/month to drive clients to their appointments

Become a Trustee

Share your experience and professional skills to help DVD reach its potential

As Office Staff

Donate 2 hours a week to answer the phone and enter bookings in the computer

DRIVERS

DVD is a local transport scheme run by volunteers using their own cars. Could you spare a little time to drive for us?

WHO DO WE NEED?
Car owner/drivers who are able to spare some time during the week and occasional weekends to transport our clients to and from their destinations.

DO YOU HAVE?
A clean driving licence, a roadworthy and fully insured vehicle plus a little patience and a sense of humour

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET CALLED ON?
This varies week by week depending on driver availability.  You are not committed to specific days unless you wish.

WHY DO IT?

Driving for DVD offers the chance to combine a very rewarding and much appreciated service to the local community with other commitments.

Drivers are able to accept or decline each request when contacted by the DVC office staff.

As a volunteer there is no monetary reward but there is a donation based on the mileage travelled from and to the driver’s home.  This is given by the client to the driver at the end of each journey.

DVD uses the HMRC rate per mile to calculate the cost of each trip. This covers fuel and the extra running costs whilst volunteering. The present rate is 45p per mile.

OFFICE STAFF

CAN YOU HELP IN THE OFFICE?
Our Volunteer Office staff are crucial to the successful operation of the DVD transport service. All requests for transport from our 500+ clients are made by telephone and logged onto our desktop computer each weekday morning by our office staff.

CAN YOU?

Use a  computer

Speak in a clear and friendly way on the telephone.

Be available from 9.45 to 12.15 one morning per week to assist in/staff the office.

Listen patiently to those with hearing and communication difficulties and record their transport requests accurately.

Attend training sessions to learn how to use our computer booking system. It is very straightforward and easy to operate.

This can be a very rewarding experience for those who like problem solving and helping older members of the local community.

Do ring the office if you are interested. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you more information

TRUSTEES & FRIENDS OF DVD

CAN YOU HELP?

GET INVOLVED AND BECOME A TRUSTEE
OR FRIEND OF DIDCOT VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

 

Are you a professional person who is willing to use your skills and expertise to help our charity reach its potential?

DVD is indebted to three highly qualified IT specialists who have masterminded specialist projects to create and maintain a bespoke dispatch system for our office.

Perhaps you have other specialist skills to offer?

We would love to hear from you.

volunteer by downloading forms below

or speak with one of our friendly volunteers 

  01235 816709

volunteer and make a difference in your local community

Didcot Volunteer Drivers

Call in:
Our office is behind Didcot Methodist Church, Mereland Road, OX11 8RQ

 

Office hours: Mon – Fri, 10 00 - 12 00 noon. The office is closed on Bank/Public Holidays.

Email: info@didcotvolunteerdrivers.org.uk

Phone: 01235 816709
(answerphone on outside office hours)

 

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